Eni Norge AS, operator of the Goliat field located approximately 85 kilometers northwest of Hammerfest, Norway, has been given approval today by the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority to perform manned underwater operations in support of the installation of the Goliat FPSO.
ENI spokesperson Andreas Wulff says Technip’s Seahunter, a Light Diving Craft, will be utilized, however the approval by the PSA was not for a particular work scope, but rather in case the need for divers arises.
Operations at Goliat over the 26 day period that the Seahunter will be on station include riser installation. Mr. Wulff notes the Goliat FPSO is currently moored.
Water depth at the site is 370 meters. The facility has a draft of 19 meters and ENI says underwater activities will not go deeper than 30 meters below the surface.