Bourbon Scores Offshore Namibia Contract

Total to Boost E&P Efforts

Offshore services specialist Bourbon Marine & Logistics has secured a contract with Total E&P for the development of deep offshore exploration infrastructure in South Namibia.

The contract will cover integrated logistics for the project and is expected to drive breakbulk demand in the region as Total ramps up its exploration efforts in the country.
“We are extremely pleased to support Total E&P in this new exploration project, and will ensure to provide efficient cost effective integrated logistics services, with the help of our local partner,” said Grégoire Durand, vice president, oil and gas logistics of Bourbon Marine & Logistics.

Integrated Services

Full scope of work will include creation of a new logistics base, freight forwarding, custom clearance, material storage and warehousing as well as handling and lifting of breakbulk items.

“Namibia seems to represent great growth opportunities for many oil companies who will closely watch the results of the exploration well in south Namibia ... The operations will be managed out of Lüderitz, a port in the south of Namibia,” a spokesperson for Bourbon said.

2020 Campaign

Specialists from Bourbon will also arrange marine port visits along with tank cleanings and logistics operations planning and conduct for material and personnel. Work on Total’s exploration campaign is scheduled to begin in earnest in 2020.

“The deployment of such integrated services contract for our number one customer prefigures a new way of sustainable cooperation and optimized services delivery to our customers,” Durand added.
Operating a fleet of more than 480 vessels, Bourbon Marine & Logistics deliver services in 47 countries, with a core focus on continental and deep offshore for the international oil industry. Through a network of 31 operating subsidiaries, the group employs more than 8,000 staff worldwide and is headquartered in Marseille, France.
The Total Namibia contract follows the award of Bourbon’s first assignment in integrated logistics in Bulgaria earlier this year.