Hayleys Energy Services completes oil rig offloading project in Trincomalee


Hayleys Energy Services, the pioneer in Oil and Gas support services in Sri Lanka, announced that it had successfully completed the offloading of the Semi-Submersible oil rig Olinda Star at the Trincomalee Port Anchorage recently. This deep-water rig is capable of drilling at water depths of up to 3,600 feet and has a drilling depth capacity of up to 24,600 feet.

The company was appointed as the exclusive service provider and Sri Lankan representative for the handling of the rig by the Brazilian Oil and Gas exploration and drilling services company, Queiroz Galvao Oleo Gas S.A.’s (QGOG).

The rig was being dry towed from Rio, Brazil to Trincomalee Anchorage, Sri Lanka aboard Dockwise Mighty Servant 1, one of the world’s largest heavy lift carriers. The Trincomalee Port Anchorage was selected for its ideal stable and safe sea conditions for offloading and loading such large Oil Rigs with the much needed deep sea depths, sheltered-calm waters and swing radius. Upon completing the safe and incident free offloading of the Oil Rig Olinda Star, the rig was towed from Trincomalee Port, Sri Lanka to Kakinda, India.

QGOG had contracted Hayleys Energy Services (HES) to manage all aspects of this Rig Offloading project in Sri Lanka, where HES had to coordinate and handle the project in close liaison with the Deputy Harbour Master of Trincomalee Port and Port Officials throughout this complex and challenging operation. (PR)