Well Intervention Vessel

Houlder’s Well Intervention Vessel is dynamically positioned (Class 3) and meets NPD (Norwegian Petrolium Directorate) and NMD (Norwegian Maritime Directorate) requirements. The ship will operate in water depths of 75mts to 1000mts with the capability of carrying out the following functions:-

  • Through Tubing well re-entry operations
  • Full Range Coiled Tubing & Wireline operations
  • Well Stimulation operations
  • Well Test & Clean Up
  • Extended well test with produced hydro-carbons discharged to a tanker
  • Diverless construction in 30mt to 600 mt. water depth

Its features are as follows.

Main particulars

Length Overall:- 140 mts

Breadth Overall:- 22 mts

Depth Moulded;- 11.5 mts

Design Draft;- 6.5 mts

Deadweight and Capacities

Deadweight:- 5,300t

Fuel Oil Capacity:- 2,200 cu mts

Fresh Water Capacity:- 600 cu mts

Crude Oil :- 1,200 cu mts


♦ 1A1 Drilling Vessel, Well Stimulation Vessel, Tanker for Oil, Drill(N), DYNPOS AUTRO, HELDK, EO, SF, CRANE CONF(3), Helideck

Compliance with MODU Code & MOU

The ship will attain Det Norsk Veritas ERN 99.99.99


Accommodation for 100 persons in single en-suite cabins plus the option for a further 40 in Pullman bunks


6 in line Marine Generators with 3 per independent Space.

1 Emergency Generator

2 Full Azimuthing Stern Thrusters

1 Fully retractable Azimuthing Stern Thruster.

3 fully retractable Azimuthing forward thrusters

1 transverse bow thruster


S61/S92 Compliant with Norwegian CAA, UK CAA and Class Rules


Houlder Reference: 6005 Well Intervention Vessel

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