ESVAGT extends operations in the UK production market

Press release   •   Oct 12, 2017 09:31 CEST

‘Esvagt Cobra’ has been chartered to support the Kittiwake field in the UK sector from the middle of October.

A new agreement with Petrofac strengthens ESVAGT’s presence in the highly competitive UK production market.

The ‘Esvagt Cobra’ will be chartered to Petrofac Facilities Management Limited in the Kittiwake field in the UK sector from the middle of October 2017.

The contract, which runs for two years with the option for a further year, strengthens ESVAGT’s presence in the production market in the UK,” says Jens Bagger, Chartering Manager:

”We are well represented in exploration in the UK but have wanted to expand our engagement in the production market for some time. ESVAGT has been building a strong relationship with Petrofac’s exploration department for several years and we are pleased that this working relationship will now be extended into the production market,” says Jens Bagger.

The ’Esvagt Cobra’ will assist Petrofac with standby duties on the Kittiwake production installation.

”It is positive that we can set a contract for a period of time in this challenged market. It reflects the respect there is for ESVAGT and the belief that we bring value. ESVAGT has never left a site because of weather conditions, and ESVAGT represents an extended working window that is very important for our customers,” says Jens Bagger.


The Kittiwake field is located approximately 240km north east of Aberdeen. The field has been in production since 1990. EnQuest Heather Ltd. and Dana Petroleum Ltd. share ownership of the field. 


ESVAGT is a dedicated provider of safety and support at sea, founded on an experienced and well-trained offshore crew and unmatched rescue capabilities.

We support the offshore Oil & Gas industries with a wide range of specialized services: Standby, Emergency Response and Resque Vessels (ERRV), Oil spill response, Firefighting, Tanker assists, Rig moves, Supply services and Interfield transfer of cargo and personnel.

In 2010, ESVAGT brought the dedicated offshore wind Service Operation Vessels (SOV) to the market. The SOVs provide accommodation for technicians, spare time facilities, offices and conference room, storage for small turbine parts, workshops, etc. The SOV offers flexible personnel and equipment transfer capabilities by either Walk-to-Work gangway system or Safe Transfer Boats.

ESVAGT was founded in 1981 and has a fleet of more than 40 vessels and approximately 900 employees on- and offshore.