Kollsnes gas processing plant
Statoil is the responsible technical service provider (TSP) for the operation, maintenance and further development of the Kollsnes gas processing plant on behalf of the operator Gassco.
The processing that takes place at Kollsnes involves separating out the NGL and compressing the dry gas for export via the Gassled pipeline network to receiving terminals in Europe. The Kollsnes plant was initially intended to receive gas from the Troll field only. Kollsnes now also receives gas from the Visund, Kvitebjørn and Fram fields. These volumes are processed through the NGL plant.
Kårstø gas processing plant
Statoil is the responsible TSP for the operation, maintenance and further development of the Kårstø gas processing plant on behalf of the operator Gassco.
Kårstø processes rich gas and condensate from the NCS received via the Statpipe pipeline, the Åsgard Transport pipeline and the Sleipner condensate pipeline. Products produced at Kårstø include ethane, propane, iso-butane, normal butane, naphtha and stabilised condensate. When all of these products have been separated from the rich gas, the remaining dry gas is sent to customers through the Gassled pipeline network to receiving terminals in Europe.
The Kårstø processing plant has been undergoing comprehensive upgrading in order to meet safety and technical requirements, and future needs. The Kårstø Expansion Project (KEP) is intended to make the Kårstø facilities more robust and ensure safe and efficient operation. The total project investment is estimated to be approximately NOK 6 billion. It is expected to be completed in 2013.