The Magazine for Underwater Professionals
24th July 2017
DeepOcean of the Netherlands has been awarded an EPCI contract for performing the remote hyperbaric tie-in of the oil export pipeline on the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea.
The award covers project management, engineering, procurement and installation of the 36-inch (91-centimetre) oil export spool and remote hyperbaric tie-in of the oil export pipeline to the Johan Sverdrup riser platform with Norway-headquartered Statoil’s remote welding spread from the pipeline repair system (PRS) base on Killingøy, Haugesund, Norway. The award is part of Statoil’s Marine Wave #2 tender programme.
The onshore project team will work out of DeepOcean’s offices in Haugesund. Offshore execution will be performed with DeepOcean’s construction vessel Edda Freya and is scheduled for 2018 or 2019.
Rolf Ivar Sørdal, DeepOcean’s commercial director for subsea services, said: “We are extremely pleased to receive this award and perform the world’s first planned subsea remote welding tie-in with our state-of-the-art SURF construction vessel Edda Freya, and we are looking forward to co-operating with Statoil and the PRS pool contractors on this interesting and ground breaking project.”