31 ormen lange is located at depths of between 800

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Unformatted text preview: quefied form by ship in October 2007. This is the first transatlantic project.30 In taking over Norsk Hydro's oil and gas unit, the new StatoilHydro also acquired the technology and expertise that went into building the giant Ormen Lange natural gas field in the Norwegian Sea, in which all of the installations are underwater and had to be placed on the extremely steep and uneven area of the sea floor in order to be able to withstand exceptional currents, extreme wind and wave conditions, and subzero temperatures on the sea floor.31 Ormen Lange is located at depths of between 800 and 1,100 metres off the coast of mid-Norway. It contains 375 billion cubic metres of gas. Twenty-four wells are planned for Ormen Lange, in four seabed templates. The untreated well stream will be directed through two multiphase pipes to an onshore facility at Nyhavna, where the gas will be dried and compressed before being sent 1,200 km to Great Britain through the world’s longest offshore gas export pipeline. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has confirmed a new oil discovery by StatoilHydro in the Barents Sea. The company has found oil 65 km north of the city of Ho...
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