ConocoPhillips cleared to fix Ekofisk blockage

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has authorized ConocoPhillips to Scandinavia to perform manned underwater intervention on the Ekofisk field in the North Sea.

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway -- Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has authorized ConocoPhillips to Scandinavia to perform manned underwater intervention on the Ekofisk field in the North Sea.

The consent relates to diving work in connection with the Ekofisk 2/4VA SSWI water injection project. ConocoPhillips has identified a blockage of the water stream in the P2033 or P2049 pipelines.

If necessary, divers will open the pipe flange on the T-section installed between the old pipeline and the new flexible pipe to water injection facility 2/4VA. After the flanges have been separated, the divers will remove any objects preventing water flow. They will then re-attach the flanges using a hydraulic jack tool.

All work will be performed by Technip Norge using the vessel DSV Skandi Arctic.

10/05/2010

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