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Consent to use Mærsk Gallant on Ekofisk

Consent: ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (CoPSAS) has been granted consent for the use of the mobile drilling facility Mærsk Gallant on the Ekofisk field.

The consent applies to use of the facility's helicopter deck and living quarters in connection with repairs following the vessel Big Orange XVIII's collision with the Ekofisk facility 2/4 W on 8 June.

The collision caused damage to 2/4-W (facility, bridge and well equipment).

Link: PSA to investigate collision on Ekofisk

Mærsk Gallant (image) will be located to the the east of Ekofisk 2/4-M.

Mærsk Gallant (source: AP Moeller)

According to plan the facility will be used from mid-June 2009 to mid-July 2009.

Mærsk Gallant is operated by Maersk Contractors Norge A/S. The facility received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in August 2002.