Spirit Energy has received consent from Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway for manned underwater operations on the Oda field.
The underwater operations will be carried out by Spirit Energy’s contractor Subsea 7 using the Seven Falcon and Seven Atlantic diving support vessels.
According to PSA, scheduled start-up is Q3 2018. The activities will last around 19 days at water depth between 65 and 70 meters.
Oda is Spirit Energy’s first development project on the Norwegian continental shelf.
The Oda field is in the southern part of the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, some 14 kilometers east of Ula.
The field is in development and will use a subsea template with two production wells tied back to the Ula field and an injection well for pressure support.
To remind, PSA has also cleared Spirit Energy’s project management of subsea facilities and pipelines in the field development, earlier this year.