Eni Norge AS (Eni) is the operator of the Goliat field, which is an oil and gas field located on the Tromsøflaket bank around 85 km north-west of Hammerfest. The field is being developed using a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel of the Sevan 1000 type, along with subsea well templates.
Goliat will be the first oil producing field in the Barents Sea (Image: Eni Norge)
Eni has applied for consent to perform manned underwater operations as part of the installation of the facility on the field. The operations will also include the installation of risers.
Water depth at the site is 370 meters. The facility has a draft of 19 meters and the underwater activities will not go deeper than 30 meters below the surface.
The diving operations will be performed by Technip Norge AS, using the Technip Seahunter light diving craft. The operations will begin during the second quarter of 2015 and are scheduled to last for 26 days.
The PSA has now issued consent for the manned underwater operations that Eni has applied for.