Nordic Maritime: Global Provider of Marine Seismic and Offshore Services Since 1999

Breaking waves

The Singapore based ship owner and management company, Nordic Maritime, has since 1999 provided a complete range of marine seismic and offshore services to customers globally.

Led by a team of experienced maritime, offshore and seismic professionals, over the past 15 years the business has built a reputation of operational excellence and developed a network of international clients that include national and listed oil companies and majors.

Operational and management experience has been gained on a range of specialised craft that includes seismic survey vessels, chase boats, PSV/ AHTS vessels, crew boats, diving support vessels and offshore accommodation and construction vessels. It is through that experience that its technical and management teams are able to guarantee the very best service to its customers, meeting individual shipping needs. Throughout the company’s history it has actively provided a number of services including in-house engineering and design, project management for new builds, conversions and repair, general vessel inspections and audits and preparation of repair and dry-docking specifications and supervision.

Today the company’s headquarters are located in Singapore, with an office in Jakarta, specialising in the operation and management of Indonesian flagged vessels. Offering a complete range of highquality, conventional marine seismic services, these vessels are equipped with onboard processing systems that allow clients to access real time information about the potential of offshore fields. Using the latest technology in ship to shore communication, access to that crucial real-time information is easily gained, further enabling efficient onshore management of vessels and ensuring ongoing customer satisfaction as well as meeting industrial standards.

Nordic Maritime is also proud to offer its proprietary fleet of chase boats and supply vessels to support its seismic operation, allowing the company to provide the highest levels of safety standards and efficiency, for both operations and equipment. In 2007, Nordic Maritime was the first marine seismic company to collaborate with the Vietnamese National Oil Company (PVEP), and started a very ambitious project, which included the conversion and the operation of a 2D seismic vessel over a two-year contract period. Nordic Maritime was also requested to include a nationalisation plan Nordic 119 band to train all local engineers through an extensive on-the-job course that was specifically designed for the project. Successfully completed in December 2010, the Binh Minh 02 today continues to operate in Vietnamese waters.

This unique experience gives Nordic Maritime an incomparable advantage when it comes to understanding its clients’ requirements, and sharing its knowledge and experience. Maintaining a positive and driven outlook, each request is considered as a new opportunity, and as a result, its customers receive a personal approach, that has become a valued part of the offering. With an established network of clients and business associates comprising of oil and gas majors, ship owners and charterers from across the globe, Nordic Maritime has gained an understanding that ensures it is able to adhere to the specialist requirements of its customers, continually meeting such needs in what is a very challenging sector of the oil and gas industry.

During 2014 the business was awarded a contract to provide 2D seismic survey work in Indonesia by MultiClient Geophysical (Pte) Ltd. (MCG), Nordic Maritime’s executive director, Kjell Gauksheim said upon award of the contract: “We are delighted to announce this new contract from MCG just before the end of the 2014 for our vessel, S/V Nordic Bahari. With our established track record in successfully completing similar projects, our client can be assured of our professionalism and high quality standards in servicing them. We look forward to acquiring more of such seismic surveys contracts in the coming year. ” The survey, which consisted of two parts: a regional long offset program of minimum 1753km offshore Lombok and smaller program of minimum 1014km offshore East Sulawesi, was concluded in just two months.

Furthermore during December 2014 it was announced that the company’s MKIII subsea serve vessel, Mokul Nordic had been renamed Nordic Prince and awarded a $70 million contract with Noble Energy. The vessel has since started a five-year charter from Haifa, Israel. “We are glad to announce that our vessel, Nordic Prince had arrived at Haifa Port and on-hire for the highly reputable international oil company, Noble Energy,” says Kjell. “This marks a good start to what we believe will be a strong collaboration between Nordic Maritime and Noble Energy. Nordic Prince is now installed with a WROV and ready for the new project.”

Additionally as the business continues to expand, Nordic Maritime is expecting the delivery of Nordic Prince’s sister ship, Nordic Queen during Q3 2015, as well as the arrival of the new build Nordic Barakuda earlier in the year. “The Barakuda will support Nordic’s own seismic operations as a chase/crew vessel, but we will also aim to charter her out as a geophysical survey vessel to third party operators,” Kjell elaborates.

Since the company incorporated over a decade and a half ago, Nordic Maritime has been offering the highest quality of ship management services, tailored to each client’s individual shipping requirements, and looks set to continue doing so throughout 2015. From fleet technical management to marine operations and HSSEQ, its management system provides procedures, instructions and documentation of all vessel activities in a simple, systematic and well-structured manner that continues to grow in popularity. In addition, its extensive experience as vessel owners and managers ensures the professional handling of any operational and technical matters that may arise during the ships’ voyage, and as such confidence for the business is high as it faces an otherwise challenging year ahead.

Nordic Maritime

Services: Seismic and offshore services