Statoil has agreed a number of framework agreements for diving support operations in 2017.
The Norwegian operator will make use of Technip and Subsea 7 resources for manned underwater operations in 2017.
Trough a Pool Agreement, ExxonMobil and Gassco also wish to make use of the framework agreements.
The deal with Technip for manned underwater operations will be performed using the diving support vessel DSV Deep Arctic and the light diving craft LDC Technip Seahunter.
The new DSV Deep Explorer is also planned to be used once it is completed in the first half of 2017.
Operations under the framework agreement with Subsea 7 will be performed using the diving support vessels DSV Seven Falcon, DSV Seven Atlantic, DSV Pelican and the light diving craft LDC Seven Spray.
The vessels are excepted to be involved in the repair of corrosion damage to caissons at Oseberg Sør.
The deals also cover undefined operational and project activities as may be required during the period, relating to the companies’ production licences and pipeline systems.
This also includes pipelines on foreign shelves that are under Norwegian jurisdiction.
The companies’ framework agreements also cover emergency repair response for underwater installations and pipelines.
Aker BP has signed a separate agreement with Subsea 7 for underwater activities in the Alvheim area, Ula and Tambar.
The diving support vessels DSV Seven Falcon and DSV Seven Atlantic will be used for these activities. The light diving craft LDC Seven Spray will be used for any surface-oriented diving.