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Consent to carry out manned underwater operations on Ekofisk and Eldfisk

ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS has applied for consent to carry out manned underwater operations in connection with non-destructive testing (NDT) of welds in load-bearing structures on several facilities on Ekofisk as well as Eldfisk A.

Pelican (source: SUBSEA7) The purpose of the activity is to map potential cracks in the steel jackets of six facilities on Ekofisk and on Eldfisk A. The diving will be carried out by SUBSEA7, which is the main contractor for ConocoPhillips. The activity will commence at the end of April or the beginning of May 2005, and will be performed using the diving vessel DSV DSND Pelican (photo). The PSA has granted its consent to the activities pursuant to the application of 8 April 2005.

Related link: Audit of technical integrity of load-bearing structures

Contact person i the Petroleum Safety Authority
Mike Theiss