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Acknowledgement of Compliance for Deepsea Stavanger

Odfjell Drilling has received the PSA's Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) for Deepsea Stavanger.

Deepsea Stavanger is a semi-submersible mobile drilling facility of the GVA 7500 type, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co Ltd in South Korea. The facility, which is owned and operated by Odfjell Drilling, was delivered in 2010 and has been operating off the west coast of Africa and on the UK continental shelf. Deepsea Stavanger is registered in Singapore and classified by DNV GL.

Odfjell has now signed a contract with Wintershall Norge AS for the use of Deepsea Stavanger for drilling and well activities on the Maria field.  

Deepsea Stavanger

In total, 62 mobile facilities have received an Acknowledgement of Compliance from the PSA.

The Acknowledgement of Compliance means that Deepsea Stavanger and relevant parts of Odfjell's organisation and management system have been assessed as fulfilling applicable requirements in the petroleum regulations.

Our decision is based on the information provided in the AoC application concerning the technical condition of the facility and the applicant's organisation and management system, as well as the authorities' verifications and other case processing.

The validity of the AoC assumes that Odfjell ensures that the facility and relevant parts of the company’s organisation and management system are maintained so as to fulfil the terms and conditions set out in the decision.

Audits in connection with the AoC application
In connection with the AoC application for Deepsea Stavanger, we carried out audits within a number of disciplines.

Read the audit reports here (all reports in Norwegian only):

Occupational health and safety (OHAS)
Load-bearing structures
Drilling and well technology
Maintenance management, technical safety and electrical plant
OHAS (follow-up)
Helicopter deck
Emergency preparedness