Bourbon Marine & Logistics has been awarded by Shell its first integrated logistics contract for the support of its exploration campaign in Black Sea, Bulgaria, in partnership with Bulgarian operator Bon Marine on March 28.

The project scope covers the full logistics solution project management, offering for the first time both Marine logistics together with shore logistics: marine services, logistics base, warehousing, port facilities, cargo carrying units, waste management, customs clearance, etc.

Bourbon Marine & Logistics will jointly perform the services with its partner Bon Marine and will operate from Varna (Bulgaria). Working with a strong local partner is fully part of Bourbon Marine & Logistics local content strategy. Two large supply vessels will be dedicated to the project and as well as the latest digital data management tools.

Bourbon Marine & Logistics proposal for an integrated end-to-end solution is in line with SHELL's willingness to pilot a light-footprint strategy in exploration operations with more risk-sharing with its subcontractors.

The drilling operation is scheduled to start early April and should last about three to four months.

“Providing integrated logistics services for offshore operations, Bourbon will ensure, with its partner Bon Marine that the entire logistics chain of Shell exploration campaign is successfully delivered on time, efficiently, while meeting the highest safety standards,” Victor Chevallier, CEO of Bourbon Marine & Logistics, said.