Invitation To Tender: ExxonMobil Call For MODU Suppliers, Total For Fast Crew Boats

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Chibisi Ohakah, Abuja

French major, TOTAL and US giant, ExxonMobil have both called for suppliers of deepwater Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) and Fast Crew Boats respectively to deploy the facilities in their deepwater operations.

According to Africa Oil & Gas Report, ExxonMobil specifically wants the MODU for a deepwater drilling contract expected to commence in the 4th Quarter 2020.  

The operations will be on any or all of Oil Mining Leases 133 and 139 and Oil Prospecting Lease (OPL) 223.

ExxonMobil, will close the tender opportunity by 16.00hours on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. Anticipated total contract term is one (1) year term with a four optional (1) year extensions (1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 years).

TOTAL, on the other hand, requires the Fast Crew Boat for services within OML 130 PERMIT AREA including AKPO, EGINA and PREOWEI fields for the duration of two (2) firm years. The company fixes the deadline for the submission of application on August 1, 2019.

Below are fuller details of these two tender opportunities.

Esso Exploration & Production Nigeria Limited (EEPNL) – an ExxonMobil subsidiary.

The company plans to engage the services of a deepwater Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) to drill at its deepwater locations within the NNPC/EEPNL Production Sharing Contract (PSC) acreage for an anticipated total contract term of one (1) year term with a four optional (1) year extensions (1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 years). The contract is expected to commence in 4Q 2020.

Interested contractors are required to be prequalified in the 3.04.01 service category in NipeX Joint Qualification Scheme (NJQS) database. To determine if you are prequalified and view the product/service category you are listed for, open and access NJQS with your log-in details, click on continue Joint Qualification Scheme tool, click check my supplier status and then click supplier product group.

Total Upstream Nigeria Limited

The company invites interested and reputable indigenous suppliers with suitable vessels, personnel, equipment and relevant experience for consideration for inclusion for inclusion in the tenderer’s list for subject tender opportunity.

Scope of services include the provision of Fast Crew Boat (FOB) services within OML 130 PERMIT AREA including AKPO, EGINA and PREOWEI fields for a duration of two (2) firm years plus optional one (1) year extension. Provided vessels shall assist;

The drilling rigs and/or platforms in case of evacuation; With firefighting, oil spill clean-up duties within her capabilities and rescue operations (man overboard) as may be required; In tanker berthing operations (hose handling); With close stand-by duties in case of helicopter operations

The tenderer shall as per the latest monthly Marine Vessel / Vendor Categorisation Report published by NCDMB on the Advert closing date; Have Class “AAA” status for the nominated vessel (Crew Boat) under “ Category 1″ or; Be a Category A (A &AA) vendor and own the nominated vessel (Crew Boat) which shall be categorized “Nigerian owned” in the NCDMB NOGIC JQS marine vessel categorization report, or; Be a Category A (A & AA) vendor providing a binding MOA (Memorandum of Association) with another category “A/AA” vendor owning the nominated Nigerian vessel (FCB), thus far the category “A/AA” vessel owner is not participating in the tender.

Vessel’s age should not be more than 10 years from the manufactured year i.e. not older than 2009; Vessel speed should not be less than 20 knots; Vessel shall meet the class requirements as per IACS and be manned by competent crews with valid STWC certificate, etc.; Vessel shall be supported by experienced onshore technical management and support organization with a proven track record.

Interested suppliers are required to be prequalified in the Tugs / ROV Support / Diving Support Vessel (3.08.01) category of the NipeX Joint Qualification Scheme (NJQS).

Open and access NJQS with your log in details. Click on Products/Services Status tab to view your status and product codes.

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