Solstad Offshore ASA announced earlier today that Inpex Operations Australia Pty have extended the contracts previously agreed in October 2019 for the provision of two anchor handlers to support drilling for the Ichthys LNG development.

INPEX Australia extends contracts for two Solstad Offshore AHTS vessels
Caption: Offshore Tug/Supply Ship Normand Scorpion - Image courtesy of W. van der Moolen

Normand Scorpion and Normand Sirius firm operational period will now continue until August 2023 with additional options available to Inpex thereafter.

The anchor handlers have been supporting Inpex operations with the Maersk Deliverer since early 2020 operating from Broome, Australia.

Source: Solstad Offshore