Gassco starts gas deliveries through Tampen Link

Gas deliveries to the UK have started from the Anglo-Norwegian Statfjord field via the Tampen Link pipeline, which came on stream on Oct. 12.

Oct 15th, 2007

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, Oct. 15 -- Gas deliveries to the UK have started from the Anglo-Norwegian Statfjord field via the Tampen Link pipeline, which came on stream on Oct. 12.

Norwegian pipeline operator Gassco AS said the 23.1 km, 32-in. Tampen Link line will transport 25 million cu m/day and will tie Statfjord into Britain's existing Flags system, which extends to St. Fergus, Scotland.

Gassco is operator for Tampen Link, which was incorporated in the company's integrated network on Sept. 1.

The Statfjord partners will convert three Statfjord field platforms from handling oil with associated gas, to handling gas with associated oil. The work enables Statfjord to continue Statfjord production to 2020, with partners investing just over $2.7 billion.

Statfjord field's late-life additional resources are estimated at 32 billion cu m of gas, 25 million bbl of oil, and 60 million bbl of condensate. The expected recovery ratio is as high as 70% for oil and 75% for gas.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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