The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has granted consent to ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (CoPSAS) to conduct manned underwater operations in connection with installation of the Ekofisk 2/4 VB facility.
The consent covers work in connection with the 2/4 VB SSWI project, where CoPSAS is installing a new subsea facility – 2/4 VB – for water injection on the Ekofisk field, located in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
The manned underwater operations will mainly consist of installing a T pipe segment on the existing water pipeline. The T pipe segment will be joined using hyperbaric welding.
The work has a planned duration of 20 days, with start-up during August. The work will be performed by Subsea 7, with one of the most advanced diving vessels in the world, the DSV Seven Havila vessel.
Offshore Energy Today Staff, August 15, 2012