Floating asset owners are paying increased attention to hull integrity, particularly for assets designed for extended periods on station. Their priorities are to avoid the disruption and costs associated with having to disconnect floating facilities from subsea production systems for unplanned drydock repairs that can occur if major damage goes undetected. The challenge is to obtain useful data on hull condition safely, with minimum production disruption and in compliance with class and/or regulatory requirements.
The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved the plan for development and operation of the Equinor-operated Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 project.
The Oil and Gas Authority has issued findings from its latest ‘Tier Zero’ meeting with managing directors of the 22 largest oil and gas producers on the UK continental shelf.
Damen and Wilson Sons Estaleiros recently completed the conversion of the platform supply vessel Fulmar to a shallow dive support vessel.