Hammerfest LNG plant processes first Snohvit gas

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Aug. 21 -- Statoil ASA said the gas processing facility at the Hammerfest LNG plant in northern Norway has received gas from Snohvit field on Aug. 21. The plant at Hammerfest is Europe's first export facility of its kind.

Gas lifted from Snohvit field previously flowed as far as the slug catcher, but this is the first time gas has reached the processing facility, Statoil said.

The company is expected to begin sending first LNG exports from the Snohvit LNG project in the fourth quarter (OGJ Online, May 17, 2007).

Interests in the project are operator Statoil with 33.53%, Petoro SA 30%, Total E&P Norge 18.4%, Gaz de France 12%, Amerada Hess Norge 3.26%, and RWE Dea Norge 2.81%.

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