StatoilHydro completes record depth pressurized hot taps

StatoilHydro has completed what it calls the world’s deepest ever hot tap operations on a pressurized pipeline on the Ormen Lange field in the Norwegian Sea.

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway -- StatoilHydro has completed what it calls the world’s deepest ever hot tap operations on a pressurized pipeline on the Ormen Lange field in the Norwegian Sea. The company tied in a new subsea template in 860 m (2,822 ft) of water in the southern part of the field to existing infrastructure on the sea bed.

The two hot taps were monitored and controlled from the surface, assisted by 100 sensors, 23 cameras, and 18 subsea computers.

08/12/2009

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