Tamarind terminates BW Offshore’s FPSO Umuroa contract

Contract for FPSO Umuroa will not be extended beyond 31 December 2019.

FPSO Umuroa

Key Takeaways

  • FPSO Umuroa contract will not be extended beyond 31 December 2019
  • BW Offshore will demobilise the vessel away from the Tui Field
  • FPSO Umuroa has been operating in Tui field since 2007

Tamarind Resources has notified BW Offshore that it will not extend the contract for the extend the contract for the FPSO Umuroa, putting the jobs of 58 workers working on the vessel in jeopardy.

“BW Offshore Limited (BWO) has today been notified by the client Tamarind Resources that the contract for the FPSO Umuroa, currently operating on the Tui field offshore New Zealand, will not be extended.  The effective termination date will be 31 December 2019,” BWO announced in a statement.

The Umuroa has been operating in the Tui field since 2007 and had its previous contract extended by Tamarind by 12 months in July 2018.

With this announcement, BWO will now start preparing for demobilisation of the unit from the field.

The vessel is one of two FPSOs anchored in the Taranaki Basin. The other facility is the Raroa contracted to OMV to service the Maui and Maari fields. The Raroa is not affected by the termination of the Umuroa contract.

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