Innovations push Åsgard transport system to start up

Based on a presentation to the World Gas Conference, Nice, June 6-9, 2000. Click here to enlarge imageThe Åsgard transport system in the Norwegian North Sea began operating in October 2000. It uses several new technologies developed specifically for it, including multi-diameter pigs for commissioning and operational cleaning and inspection. The field tie-in is by a subsea riser manifold, which can be operated and maintained by ROVs. The cleaning and inspection pigs will be launched subsea through a removable pig launcher.The 42-in. Åsgard system is moving rich gas from the Åsgard offshore field outside mid-Norway to the Karstø gas terminal for further processing....

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