VIDEO: Flexible Fallpipe Vessel Stornes

Subsea Rock Installation, or SRI, is a proven technique for the protection and stabilisation of offshore structures. Typically fallpipe vessels are used to install the rock in water depths up to 2,200 meters.

Stornes

Van Oord’s flexible fallpipe vessel Stornes has recently set the world record while performing the subsea rock installation works, executed in relation to the development of the Aasta Hansteen gas field and Polarled pipeline in the Norwegian Sea.

The Stornes was built at the CIMC Raffles yard in Yantai, China, where it was launched on 20 August 2010 and christened at the Wilhelmina dock in Rotterdam on September 24, 2014.

The name of the new vessel, Stornes, is in keeping with the tradition of flexible fallpipe vessels in the Van Oord fleet (Tertnes, Nordnes). Nes is an ancient word for a peninsula in both Dutch and Norwegian. Stor is the Norwegian word for large. ‘Stornes’ therefore means ‘large peninsula’.

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6th Offshore Well Intervention Conference Gulf of Mexico

The Offshore Well Intervention Gulf of Mexico conference (OWI GOM) is returning to Houston, Texas for its sixth year on Wednesday 20 – Thursday 21 November.

Featuring Anadarko, BP, Shell, Chevron, BHGE and Oceaneering, the conference aims to help operators transition to the latest compliance updates, WI systems and business models that enhance safety, quicken well access and improve commerciality.

Across two days, more than 200 delegates, 15 exhibitors and 30 speakers will network together and create solutions to some of the most pertinent industry challenges right now, through a conference programme focused on:

  1. Clarifying compliance updates
  2. Quicker well access and safer well control
  3. ​Understanding HPHT well intervention (systems)
  4. Forecasting well intervention activity, discussing new commercial models and comparing platform options
  5. Best practice riserless well intervention
  6. ​The latest well intervention equipment

For registration, speaking or sponsorship enquiries contact Abigail Clifton on aclifton@offsnet.com; +44 (0) 203 793 8800.

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