Shell: Ormen Lange to Return to Full Capacity Later Friday
OSLO Dec 07, 2007 (Dow Jones Newswires)
Norwegian gas field Ormen Lange started back up during the night, and will ramp up to full capacity during the course of Friday, a spokeswoman for operator Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) said.
The field was out of action for a week for repairs and testing after leakages were detected at the export compressors at onshore processing plant in Nyhmana Nov. 30
Shell spokeswoman Lillian Aasheim said: "It started again last night and we will be in full production during the day."
The field currently has three wells in operation, each with a maximum capacity of 10 million cubic meters a day. Gas flows through the northern spur of the Langeled pipeline to Sleipner gas processing hub in the North Sea and on from there to either European gas markets or to the U.K. through the southern leg of Langeled.
Shell took over the operatorship of Ormen Lange Dec. 1 from StatoilHydro ASA (STO), which has a near 30% stake in the field. Shell owns 17% of the field, Petoro 36%, Denmark's DONG 10% and ExxonMobil (XOM) 7%.
Copyright (c) 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Operates 27 Offshore Rigs
- API Panel Member: Voluntary Methane Program Forthcoming (Oct 06)
- Eni Bets Big on Zohr Explorer Finding New Treasure (Oct 06)
- Shell, Varo End Talks on Germany Refinery Stake Sale (Oct 06)
Company: StatoilHydro more info
Operates 29 Offshore Rigs
- Samsung Heavy Industries Lands Statoil FSU Construction Contract (Sep 14)
- First Movers in Eco-Drilling: Going 'Dope'-less (Apr 25)
- StatoilHydro Delays Hammerfest LNG Start Up (Nov 23)