SPOTD: On Station at Grane

In the following image submitted to us by Øystein Osvoll, the supply vessel Havila Foresight maintains station next to the Statoil-operated Grane oil platform and Prosafe’s Regalia accommodation rig.

grane field statoil havila foresight
Image courtesy Øystein Osvoll, click for larger

The Grane field, which started production in September 2003, is the first field on the Norwegian continental shelf to produce heavy crude oil according to Statoil.

Osvoll is the 2nd officer on board the 2009-built AHTS/OCV Vessel Olympic Zeus.

The Olympic Zeus, pictured below, was built by Ulstein for Olympic Shipping and is one of the more powerful towing vessels in the world with a 275 ton bollard pull capacity.

olympic zeus tug offshore
Image courtesy Øystein Osvoll