SAR team in actionAward for IOR work in chalk

Accommodation rig in position

person by the Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Temporary living quarters were needed on Ekofisk while the new 2/4 L hotel and field centre platform was under construction to replace the old accommodation installation. The brand-new Haven accommodation jack-up was chartered to provide the necessary bed capacity at a time when both Ekofisk and Eldfisk were undergoing radical renewal.
— The jack-up flotel, Haven. Photo: Nils Kjetil Torvik/ConocoPhillips
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Providing 443 single and two double cabins, this facility was towed out from the yard at Eydehavn in southern Norway during the early summer of 2011.

All the cabins had internet, TV and radio connections, providing much more up-to-date living conditions than the old hotel platform could offer.

historie, 2011, midlertidig boligplattform på plass,
Ekofisk 2/4 H. Photo: Kerem Floor/Norwegian Petroleum Museum

In addition came a 76-seat office module as well as lounges, canteen, gym, workshops, sky lobby and helideck. The last of these was used in conjunction with the helideck on Ekofisk 2/4 H.

It was reassuring that the hull could by jacked up to a secure height should extreme weather threaten. Safety was enhanced and the operator no longer needed to send people ashore if high waves were expected.

Haven was built by Jacktel AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Master Marine AS, with Kristiansand company OSM Offshore AS responsible for operation. ConocoPhillips had an initial charter of three years with options to extend this.

SAR team in actionAward for IOR work in chalk
Published 18. September 2019   •   Updated 20. October 2019
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