The consent relates to installation of a by-pass around H-7 (pictured). See also consent to conduct manned underwater operations (MUO) on the H-7 compressor facility (link).
Gassco is the operator of H-7, while ConocoPhillips is the Technical Services Provider (TSP) for the work to install the by-pass. The work will be carried out during a planned shutdown of the Ekofisk field from around 10-24 June 2007.
The H-7 facility was previously used as a compressor facility for the gas pipeline from Ekofisk to Emden in north-west Germany.
New technology is one of the factors which have led to the H-7 no longer being needed to transport the gas.
This is why Gassco now wants to install a by-pass on the seabed around the H-7 facility.
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