StatoilHydro Receives Consent for Use of Volve, Sleipner

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway

StatoilHydro has been granted consent for the use of Volve, Sleipner Ost and Sleipner Vest with one joint standby vessel.

Consent for use of Volve and Sleipner Ost/Vest was originally granted under the condition that both Volve and Sleipner Ost/Vest each had their own dedicated standby vessel.

PSA has granted a new consent for the use of Volve and Sleipner Ost/Vest with a joint standby vessel.

The new joint vessel is operated by ESVAGT AS with headquarters in Denmark. The vessel has a speed of 17 knots and is equipped with a daughter craft in addition to a conventional MOB boat. The vessel is OilRec class, with Nofo OSR equipment and fire water according to Fifi Class I (1200 m3 Water/hours).