Operated by A/S Norske Shell, the Ormen Lange gas field lies at a water depth of 800 – 1,000 meter in the Norwegian Sea, 120 km off the west coast of Norway. The field began producing in 2007, and today it meets up to 20% of the UK’s gas needs.
OneSubsea will be delivering a subsea compression system, which will unlock an additional 30-50 billion cubic meters of natural gas from the field, increasing recovery rate from 75% to 85%. To achieve this, two compressor stations will be installed close to the field at a water depth of 900 meter, which will be powered from shore through a 120 km long umbilical. This is an industry first and an enabler for the wider industry.
Earlier this year, the EU officially classified natural gas as green energy, further supporting the importance of increasing gas production and extending the lifespan of fields such as Ormen Lange.
Energy security is not just about having uninterrupted access to energy, but also about securing energy supplies at an affordable price, while minimizing our environmental impact.
With the Ormen Lange project, OneSubsea is demonstrating how through its technology can help address the energy trilemma of balancing the three competing priorities of energy security, affordability, and environmental sustainability.
You will be able to see Ormen Lange at our field trip to OneSubsea on Day 0 at UTC 2023