Statoil Awards Halliburton the Contract for Readying Langeled

The job of readying the Langeled gas pipeline, worth some NOK 140 million, has been awarded to Halliburton by Statoil on behalf of its partners in this project.

The new 1,200-kilometer transport system the world's longest under water is due to carry Ormen Lange gas from its processing facility in mid-Norway to the UK.

Halliburton will be responsible for flooding, cleaning and gauging in the pipeline before subsea tie-in operations begin.

After that work is over, the company is also due to pressure-test, dewater, dry and prepare the completed system for gas filling.

Pipelaying began in April and is due to finish next year. Langeled will run from Nyhamna in mid-Norway, via the Sleipner Riser platform in the North Sea, to Easington in eastern England.

Statoil is responsible for executing the pipeline project on behalf of operator Hydro, and the project organization is staffed from both companies.

Hydro is development operator for Ormen Lange in the Norwegian Sea, with Shell due to take over when the field begins production in October 2007.

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