STATOIL PURSUES SLEIPNER GAS ALTERNATIVE

Den norkse stats oljeselskap AS has taken the first step toward providing alternatives to gas supply from Sleipner field in the Norwegian North Sea. Statoil ordered a 500 million kroner ($77 million) riser platform from Norwegian fabricator Aker Verdal to link the Zeepipe gas pipeline system into the Statpipe system in 1993. The link originally was to take place through Sleipner Platform A, but it sank off Norwegian Contractors' construction yard at Stavanger (OGJ, Sept. 2, p. 30).

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