Statoil has received consent to remove the Troll Oseberg Gas Injection (TOGI) template from the seabed and transport it onshore for scrapping and recycling.
The TOGI facility is part of production licence 085 and is located south of Troll Øst in block 31/6.
The consent relates to removal of the actual TOGI template structure and will consist of the mobilisation of Saipem’s heavy lifting vessel ”SSCV S7000” for lifting the template from the seabed and towing it from block 31/6 to an onshore facility at Leirvik on Stord, via Bømlafjorden. The consent also includes cleaning of the seabed after removing the template.
The water depth at the TOGI site is 302 metres, and the activity is scheduled to be carried out in July-August 2012.
TOGI is a subsea facility for up to six wells, of which five wells have been installed. The facility delivered gas from the Troll field for injection in Oseberg, via a 48-km long 20” pipeline, from 1991 up to 2002.
Subsea World News Staff , May 29, 2012; Image: PSA