SNORRE

Spanning blocks 34/4 and 34/7 in the Tampen area of the Norwegian North Sea, this field has been producing oil and gas since August 1992.

The Snorre development embraces two platforms, A and B.

Snorre A

Snorre A is an integrated production, drilling and quarters (PDQ) unit. This tension leg platform (TLP) is moored to the seabed by steel tethers.

Partly stabilised oil and gas from Snorre A is piped to the nearby Statfjord A platform for final processing.

The oil is then loaded into shuttle tankers, while the gas is transported on to continental Europe through the Statpipe system and to St Fergus, Scotland through the Tampen link.

Snorre B

The Snorre B platform came on stream in June 2001.

This semi-submersible PDQ floater lies about seven kilometers north of the A platform.

Oil from Snorre B is piped for 45 kilometres to Statfjord B for storage and export.

Part of the gas is injected back into the reservoir, while the rest is transported by pipeline via Snorre A on to continental Europe through the Statpipe system and to St Fergus, Scotland through the Tampen link pipeline.