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28 Nov

Oil Platform Support from Dann Ocean Towing

How does Dann Ocean Towing assist with Oil Platform Support?

The offshore oil and gas industries have grown in recent decades, resulting in an increasing demand for offshore support vessels to perform various tasks on fixed production platforms and floating drilling rigs.

One of the main roles of an oil rig support vessel is to provide support, such as transferring supplies to the oil platform and returning other goods to land. The facilities deployed onboard have been modernized to embrace a more diversified and multipurpose role, and they are currently among the most advanced vessels afloat.

If you are looking for a competent partner to help you out in this space, Dann Ocean Towing offers a range of oilfield support services.

Support Vessels for Offshore Work

Offshore boats offer you the technical support essential to ensure operating procedures on the high seas run and without interruption. Additionally, offshore supply vessels transfer structural components to the appropriate high seas sector while assisting with freight transit.

The construction of these vessels can be tailored to meet specific operational requirements. Platform support vessels (PSVs) are called sea trucks since they are employed to ferry goods and fuel to oil and gas production rigs.

Some of the most common offshore support vessels include tug vessels for anchor handling, ships that provide lodging, vessels for seismic activity, vessels for good intervention, and platform support vessels (PSVs). Dann Ocean Towing has several offshore support vessels for your marine transportation needs, so you can rely on them to handle your cargo with care.

What is an Oil Rig Support Vessel Used For?

Oil rigs are often positioned in the middle of the ocean or on the high seas, so issues may arise about what type of vessels can assist oil rigs in the middle of the ocean. The solution to this dilemma is an oil rig support vessel that can handle towing, positioning operations, and anchor handling.

Anchor handling tug supply vessels (AHTS) are built to pull or tow a ship or an oil rig. When it comes to oil rigs, an oil rig support vessel becomes essential since it would be difficult to deploy oil rigs in the proper sea and marine areas without their help.

An oil rig provides tugs and anchors to cargo-carrying barges and oil rigs. An AHTS is a very large naval vessel due to the equipment it needs to carry, such as anchors, tugs, and winches. It makes sense they are designed and constructed to convey such a huge bulk so they are not lost when the AHTS is traveling.

Other Uses of an Oil Rig Support Vessel

Aside from pulling and tugging oil rigs, oil rig support vessels can also serve as rescue vessels for other ships in an emergency. For example, if a ship or boat requires quick anchor handling, towing, or tugging, and an anchor handling tug is in the area, they may be a huge aid to stranded boats.

Since the idea of drilling oil from the seas was raised, anchor handling tugs and supply vessels have been an integral element of the oil-drilling business. Another thing worth considering is such vessels are equipped to handle anchors and are used to rescue other vehicles, they can be used to avoid oil rig capsizing and other catastrophes in the high seas, such as an oil spill.

Features of an Oil Rig Support Vessel

Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) are used to undertake work on the seabed, such as installation, inspection, and repair of oil field development equipment. The 250-ton A-frames in ROV support vessels can lower and raise big seabed equipment.

Additionally, dynamic positioning systems (DPS) are installed aboard AHTS and use the propulsion equipment of the vessel to maintain a fixed location.