The Goliat field, an oil and gas field located on the Tromsøflaket bank around 85 km north-west of Hammerfest, is operated by Eni Norge AS. The field is being developed using a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel of the Sevan 1000 type, along with subsea well templates.
As part of the installation of the facility on the field, Eni has applied for consent to perform manned underwater operations. The operations will also include the installation of risers.
Water depth at the site is 370 metres. The facility has a draft of 19 metres and the underwater activities will not go deeper than 30 metres below the surface.
Technip Norge AS will perform the diving operations, using the Technip Seahunter light diving craft. Operations start during the second quarter of 2015 and are scheduled to take 26 days.
The PSA has now issued consent to the application by Eni for the manned underwater operations.
Adapted from press release by Joseph Green