12 June 2020






2 mins

The 2016 built offshore supply vessel VOS PRINCE has been working at the Leviathan field, offshore Israel since 2019. At the end of December 2019 Leviathan field started pumping gas in what the operating consortium called “a historic turning point in the history of the Israeli economy.”

The Leviathan gas field is a large natural gas field located in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Israel, 29 miles south west of the Tamar gas field. It is also around 81 nautical miles west of Haifa in 1,500 metres deep water in the Levantine basin, a rich hydrocarbon area in one of the world’s larger offshore gas finds of the past decade. During July, 2010 Noble Energy announced that seismic studies indicated there was a 50% chance of the Leviathan field containing natural gas, with the potential reserve size being estimated at 16 trillion cubic feet (450 billion cubic metres). The initial exploration well, Leviathan 1, was drilled to a depth of 5,170 metres (16,960 ft) and the discovery was announced on 30th December, 2010. The cost of drilling the exploration well was $92.5 million and was drilled by Noble’s semi submersible drilling rig (ssdr) NOBLE HOMER FERRINGTON.

Images of NOBLE HOMER FERRINGTON underway offshore Lampedusa towed and anchored at rig area, Malta back to June/July 2009.

VOS PRINCE was built in China by Fujian Southeast Shipyard at Fuzhou. She’s 80 metres long with 18 m as width with a deadweight (dwt) of 3,810 tons.

VOS PRINCE entering Grand Harbour, Malta back to Friday 10th June, 2016.

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Published – Friday 12th June, 2020

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