Norway: ConocoPhillips to Carry Out Manned Underwater Ops on Ekofisk
ConocoPhillips Scandinavia AS (COPSAS) has received consent to carry out manned underwater operations (MUO) on the Ekofisk field.
The consent relates to diving work in connection with the company’s 2/4VA SSWI Water injection project 2010.
CoPSAS has registered a blockage of the water stream in the P2033 or P2049 pipelines (See illustration):
If needed, the diving work will consist of e.g. opening the pipe flange on the installed T-section between the old pipeline and the new flexible pipe to water injection facility 2/4VA.
After the flanges have been separated, the divers will remove any objects preventing water flow.
The divers will re-attach the flanges using a hydraulic jack tool.
The work will be carried out by Technip Norge AS with the vessel DSV Skandi Arctic.
Source:Ptil , October 6, 2010