Since the development of joint fields is the priority of the Ministry of Petroleum and it is expected that the number of projects in the offshore field will increase in the near future. The country's need for maritime logistics services and especially offshore vessels will also increase.
Brief introduction of offshore ships in Dubai
Offshore vessels are vessels that are specifically designed to perform operations such as oil and gas exploration and construction work in the open seas. There are types of marine vessels known as offshore vessels, which not only help in oil exploration and drilling, but are also useful for supplying equipment needed by drilling and construction units located in the open sea. Offshore vessels also provide transit and evacuation of crew personnel from high seas operational areas when necessary.
As mentioned above, the meaning of offshore vessels is a collective reference and as such includes a wide range of vessels operating on the high seas. They can be mainly classified into the following main groups:
- Oil exploration and drilling vessels
- Marine support ships
- Offshore production ships
- Construction / special purpose vessels
Each of these categories consists of various types of ships.
Oil exploration and drilling vessels
Oil exploration vessels, as their name suggests, are used in the process of oil exploration and drilling in the open seas. The main types of exploration ships are:
• Drill ship
• Jack up ship
• Semi-submersible vessels
• Sea barge
• Floating platforms
• Marine support ships
Some offshore vessels provide the necessary manpower and technical reinforcement to ensure that operational processes in the high seas continue smoothly without unwanted interruptions. Such vessels are called "offshore support vessels".
Offshore supply vessels transport the required structural components to the designated high seas sector along with assisting in the supply of goods. The construction aspect of these ships can be purpose built to suit operational needs.
Some of the main types of naval support vessels are:
• Anchor tug vessel (AHTV)
• Seismograph ship
• Substrate Supply Tanks (PSV)
• Well intervention ship
• Accommodation ships
• Offshore production ships
Offshore production vessels refer to those vessels that help the production processes in drilling units in the open seas. FPSOs (floating, production, storage and offloading) can be counted as an example of this type of offshore vessels. The main types of these vessels are:
• Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO)
• Single point anchor tank platform (SPAR).
• Shuttle tankers
• Tension leg platform (TLP)
• Offshore construction vessel
Ships that primarily help in the construction of various offshore structures are known as offshore construction ships.
Other marine vessels of this type include vessels that provide mooring and towing assistance and types of vessels that assist in locating deep-water cables and pipelines.
The main types are:
• Diving support buoy
• Crane ship
• Piping tank
In addition, those ships that assist in case of any emergency in the high seas and those ships that carry out research and analysis activities in the high seas are also classified as offshore ships.
The ever-increasing need to discover and properly exploit the potentials offered by the open seas has led to a huge growth in the need and demand for offshore vessels. Today's fleet of offshore vessels around the world, along with the benefits of technological research and the resulting advancements, illustrate the great strides made in the maritime sector.
Marine transportation with offshore vessel charter in Dubai
The method of carrying, transporting and moving people and goods by sea vessels such as cargo ships, lunches, boats, etc. through waterways, oceans, seas and lakes is called sea transportation. Usually, the goods that are moved in this way have a high volume and tonnage, and since it takes a lot of time to transport the cargo and some countries do not have access to waterways, it can be a little difficult or impossible; However, sea freight is one of the most popular methods of transporting goods and containers among other methods. A large amount of international trade is dependent on sea transportation, and shipping containers from China and shipping cargo from Dubai are among the most common methods of importing goods into our country; For this purpose, you can entrust the transportation of your container from China and Dubai to Dubai Marine Group and receive the cargo in the best conditions and at a reasonable cost.
Why do we need to rent offshore vessels?
Simultaneously with the expansion and development of sea transportation, the need to build various facilities and structures around the coast and even far from the coast intensified. One of the goals of offshore facilities and renting offshore vessels is to benefit from deep sea oil and gas resources. Another goal of this facility is to provide service to marine vehicles in the middle of the route, including the possibility of unloading cargo and unloading ship equipment.
What is the company providing services and renting offshore vessels in Dubai?
An offshore vessel charter company in Dubai is a so-called corporate entity outside the specific jurisdiction in which the company's operations are conducted. In simple terms, Offshore means located within one's national borders. Our experts make the best options They offer a variety of offshore vessels for rent in the United Arab Emirates that meet your specific needs.
In addition to renting offshore vessels in the UAE, compiling the necessary documents and comprehensive support for transactions, it provides additional services for the company in accordance with the regulations of that area, regardless of the employer's location due to the documentation process.
All types of offshore oil and gas rigs for rent in UAE
In this section, we are at your service, dear customers, with the full introduction of the charter of offshore vessels:
- Floating Platform Supply Vessel (PSV)
The PSY vessel is specially designed for the supply of oil and gas platforms, and its most important feature is its wide deck and comfortable facilities suitable for transporting food refrigerators and cargo of pipes, cement, and drilling mud. The engine power of this type of float is at least 3000 horsepower and its length is more than 50 meters.
- Floating OSV
The OSV vessel is a new generation of procurement vessels in the oil and gas fields and has advanced facilities. Its most important feature is carrying cement with a very high unloading power and carrying drilling mud and mud heating equipment. In addition, it has the ability to move drilling rigs. Also, the engines of this boat are considered to be of DPI type to have great maneuverability. The engine power of this vessel is at least 3500 horsepower and its length is more than 52 meters.
- Floating NTV
The NTV float, which is actually one of the old generation tugboats and is specially designed for carrying barges, in addition to towing operations, it also has the ability to pull and push small oil tankers. Its most important feature is its short length and high engine power.
- AHT float
The AHT float is the second generation of tugboats for towing, pull and push of large oil tankers and is used to pull up the anchor. It has strong winches on the deck to move the anchor. The length of this vessel and the power of its engines are greater than the NTV tug (that is, its minimum length is 53 meters and its minimum power is 3500 horsepower). Therefore, it can easily carry and move drilling rigs.
- AHTS float
AHTS is the third generation of tugboats for towing, pull and push anchors, which has a wider deck and longer length than AHT. In addition, it has the ability to carry cement, mud and drilling materials. The most important feature of this vessel is very strong winches, wide wooden deck and high bridge height. The minimum engine power in this type of offshore vessel is 4000 horsepower and its minimum length is 55 meters. The existing supply vessels in Iran, which are AHTS vessels, are often worn out and do not perform properly. These vessels are docked for most months of the year and class classification institutions do not renew them. This is due to the fact that in oil and gas projects, the first priority is time. Therefore, it is necessary for the relevant organizations to take action to purchase new AHTS vessels or to help them by providing facilities to the owners of these vessels, to help them build offshore marine fleets. Also, if people have the power to buy offshore vessels, they can own one of them by renting offshore vessels.
- ASD float
ASD float is a new generation of tugboats for push, pull and moving drilling rigs, which is very advanced and has many capabilities. The length of the ASD vessel is shorter than other old generation offshore vessels (30 to 35 meters) and due to having Azimuth engines, which are much more expensive than other tugs, it has a lot of maneuverability.
Its most important characteristic is the great power of fire-fighting systems. In addition, it has very good maneuverability and safety in unfavorable sea weather conditions and high wave height.
Offshore vessels include pipe layer vessel, passenger boat, barge, accommodation barge, tug boat, jack UP DP, supply boat, anchor handing, crane barge, etc., due to the large number of vessels in this industry, their up-to-date It is of particular importance. This can be examined both in terms of offshore and in terms of operations and functions.
Barge vessels, which are often used to transport goods, are very important and practical in the offshore industry. Building a barge with a capacity of up to 5000 DWT is very simple, but building a barge with a capacity of more than 10000 DWT will be a bit difficult and expensive. Unfortunately, these barges, which are very useful and important in the offshore industry, are very few in our country. The number of these barges built in Dubai shipyards will be a great help to both the shipbuilding industry and the offshore industry of the country. Today, the country's offshore industry can be a very important help in the growth of ship building & shipping industries. In other words, the relationship between these two industries is a two-way relationship that the development of one will lead to the development of the other. Today, most of Dubai's offshore vessels have very good maritime specialists who are mostly employed by Dubai shipping companies and are sent to the sea in their spare time to participate in these projects. Also, currently, the retirees of the country's navy, who have retired after years of service, are also working with companies in offshore marine command or engineering.
There is no doubt that there are professional and experienced people in the maritime areas of the country, but do they have accurate information about renting offshore vessels in the UAE? Unfortunately, in the offshore industry of Dubai, few marine commanders are familiar with offshore, but in large companies, officers who are fully aware of renting offshore vessels and guiding them are used, and the reason for this can be seen in the difference between marine management and offshore management.
In the big offshore companies of the world, captains who have a certificate of more than 3000 tons are used, and they are introduced to the offshore during a six-month training course, so that later they can obtain the title of DPA Designated Person Ashore will take over the management of the sea. The role of familiarization of the commanders of offshore vessels with the offshore industry can be explained in this way: In the Salman project, the industry company was responsible for the construction and installation of a four-legged jacket. During the installation phase, a hammer was purchased for hammering piles at a great expense, and its installation, which was accompanied by a lot of effort and expense, was assigned to the CRANE BARGE. When the pile was hammered, because the float was out of mooring, the center of the hammer did not exactly hit the center of the pile, causing damage to one of the jacket legs, and the hammer also fell into the sea water. If the ship's commander had known the sensitivity of this step and could have put the ship into DP, this would never have happened and this staggering cost would not have been imposed.