OSLO, Norway – Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has approved submissions from Statoil, Gassco, and ExxonMobil to perform manned underwater operations to a depth of 180 m (590 ft) between now and Nov. 30, 2015.
Statoil has signed framework agreements on behalf of the trio with Technip Norge and Subsea 7 Norway for the provision of services.
The consents cover planned and undefined operational and project tasks, and emergency repairs. In the latter case, each company must provide the PSA with supplementary information about its planned program.
Technip will deploy its DSVs Skandi Arctic and Wellservicer and the light diving craft (LDC) Technip Seahunter. Subsea 7 will use the DSVs Seven Atlantic, Seven Falcon, Seven Pelican, and the LDC Seven Spray.