DNV GL UK has been awarded a contract related to compliance with UK Offshore Regulations for the Statoil Mariner project.
The third-party independent competent person (ICP) contract is the culmination of two years of project FEED support and complies with UK offshore regulations for the Statoil Mariner project.
Under the contract, DNV will assist Statoil in developing performance standards and the written scheme of examination (WSE) under the UK offshore safety case regulations for the production drilling quarters (PDQ), subsea, umbilical’s, risers and flowlines (SURF) and the floating storage unit (FSU).
Located on the East Shetland Platform of the UK North Sea, approximately 150km east of the Shetland Isles, the Mariner field is estimated to produce for 30 years, with average production of around 55,000bpd over the plateau period 2017-20.
The project involving DNV GL offices world-wide, draws on integrated services of third-party verification, classification and consultancy, and is claimed to be the largest new offshore development in the UK with production expected to start in January 2017.
The majority of the project design review work is being undertaken in London where the three main design subcontractors reside.
DNV regional manager UK and Southern Africa Hari Vamadevan said: "The commercial and technical support teams in the UK and Korea worked hard to explain to all the project stakeholders the role of ICP and Class in UK waters, which was critical to securing the contract.
"This project will continue to cement DNV GL’s position as the verification and classification company for the North Sea, and open more opportunities for us in the future."
Image: Mariner with reservoir. Photo: courtesy of Statoil ASA.