Norway's PSA Gives Statoil Okay for Light Well Intervention

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has granted Statoil ASA its consent to use the Seawell for light well intervention for the period June 3rd through November 14, 2005.

In their Application for Consent, Statoil describes the planned activities to be implemented during the light well intervention campaign 2005 at the Statfjord Satellites, Vigdis Øst, Gullfaks Sør, Åsgard, Heidrun, Snorre sub-sea installation (Snorre UPA) as well as Tordis.

The company last used the Seawell for light well intervention during the period October 2004 to February 2005.

Statoil has defined the vessel Seawell as a facility for the requested activities. The Seawell has been in dry dock for the execution of several modifications. Statoil has evaluated the deviations against the planned operation and considers them acceptable.

The Seawell is a mono-hull facility with dynamic positioning system (DP) class 2, registered in the British Ship's Register, and operated by Cal Dive International Ltd. (CDI).

We have consented to the activities with specific conditions.

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