Construction of most northerly LNG projects starts

Construction has started on the first major project on the Norwegian continental shelf without fixed or floating surface facilities, according to numerous recent announcements by operator Statoil ASA.The Snøhvit development in the Barents Sea will produce gas from subsea installations, in 250-345 m of water, and transport it through a 160-km multiphase pipeline to a gas-liquefaction plant under construction at Melkøya, an island at the entrance of the shipping channel into Hammerfest, Norway (Fig. 1). Click here to enlarge imageDevelopment plans include drilling 21 wells for producing gas from three fields: Snøhvit, Askeladd, and Albatross. The fields extend across seven p...

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