TASMANIA, Australia -- StatoilHydro has awarded Metocean Services International (MSI) a one-year extension for its deepwater current measurement program in the Luva field.
The measurement program was initially planned for one year with service visits at two-monthly intervals. As a result of the extension the service interval has been extended to three months and the offshore operations will be conducted from the MV Ocean Prince.
The mooring, which extends from seabed to about 50 m below the surface, was deployed in August 2008 and comprises a TRDI 300kHz ADCP, 14 Nortek Aquadopp current meters, and 15 RBR Ltd XR420 CTD loggers. An excellent data return has been achieved during the initial period of this deployment, the company says.