Total E&P Norge AS has received consent to conduct manned underwater operations on the Martin Linge Project.
The Martin Linge field is close to the boundary with the UK sector, around 42 kilometres west of Oseberg. Water depth at the site is 100-120 metres.
Scheduled start-up is 10 August 2014.
The underwater operations will be carried out by diving support vessels DSV Seven Falcon and DSV Seven Pelican.
The Seven Falcon is one of the most advanced diving vessels in the world featuring a 24-man twin bell saturation diving system rated to 400m and a heave compensated 250t crane.
The vessel is 120m long and accommodates 120 persons.
The Seven Pelican is a diving vessel featuring an 18-man twin bell saturation diving system rated to 370m, three chambers and two 16-man hyperbaric lifeboats. Port and starboard moonpools for diving operations are provided.
The vessel is 94m long and accommodates 105 persons. It is fitted with one observation class ROV as standard with the option for one workclass ROV.