Oil and Gas Exploration Support Vessels

A vast range of specialist vessels play an integral role in the exploration and production of oil and gas from beneath some of the world’s wildest oceans. Supply vessels carry essential supplies to the rigs, including everything from fresh water, food and sanitary supplies, to lubricating oil, spare parts and new machinery.

Enormous skill is required to navigate and accurately hold the position of a supply vessel whilst it is unloading or loading within feet of a rig when high winds and waves are pounding the ship.


SSTG Member Companies that operate this type of vessel include:

 Updated:   February 2018