Gas from the Norwegian continental shelf is an important part of Europe’s energy supply.
Due to its well-developed infrastructure and extremely high regularity, Norwegian gas represents a safe and reliable source of energy.
The pipeline system on the Norwegian continental shelf is the largest of its kind in the world. It extends a total of 8,100 kilometres and connects fi elds with
processing facilities on the Norwegian mainland with six landing points in
France, Germany, Belgium and the UK.
Statoil has extensive experience of developing and operating subsea gas
pipelines. The group is responsible for the technical operation of important
parts of the Norwegian pipeline network on behalf of the state operator, Gassco.
Statoil also has technical operating responsibility for Europe’s largest gas processing plant at Kårstø, north of Stavanger, and at the Kollsnes plant outside Bergen. Gassco is the operator of both of these processing plants.
Both facilities play a key role in the treatment and transport of gas from the
Norwegian continental shelf. Here, most of the gas is piped ashore for further
The process separates the wet components such as condensate, ethane, propane, butane and naphtha. These products are then shipped to customers around the world.
Dry gas (primarily methane) is transported in pipelines to customers in Europe.
The Norwegian gas transport system is owned by the Gassled partnership, in
which Statoil has a significant stake.