StatoilHydro to use Island Constructor to install pipe

OSLO: StatoilHydro has received consent from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority to install conductor pipes with Island Offshore construction vessel Island Constructor at well 35/2-2 on production licenses 318 and 269, which is being drilled by semi submersible Transocean Winner.

For the pipe installation, StatoilHydro has been granted an exemption from the requirement that mobile facilities conducting petroleum activities on the Norwegian Shelf must have an acknowledgement of compliance. The exemption is valid from April 10 to 31 May 31, 2009.From a risk-based approach, the Petroleum Safety Authority accepted a simplified solution from StatoilHydro for the limited activity at the well. The agency assumed that the restrictions and compensating measures described in the information received from StatoilHydro are complied with or implemented.

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