OTC: Ormen Lange field development continues apace

Megaprojects and superlatives generally go hand-in-hand, and development of giant Ormen Lange natural gas-condensate field in the Norwegian Sea extends that trend.The field, discovered in August 1997, is due to begin producing 2.5 bcfd of gas in October 2007. It will supply 20% of UK gas demand via a 1,200 km pipeline from Norway across the North Sea to Easington, UK. A connection at Sleipner platform will allow gas to be shipped to mainland Europe.Life of the field, the second largest gas field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf after Troll, is estimated at 30-40 years. The $9.5 billion project is the largest in Norway's history, speakers told the Offshore Technology Conference May 6...

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