Barents Sea Pipeline

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Barents Sea Pipeline is a proposed gas pipeline in Norway's Barents Sea.[1] There have been no development updates since 2017 and the project is presumed to be shelved.

Location

The Barents Sea Pipeline is a proposed pipeline that would bring oil from Askeladd field, Snøhvit field, Albatross to Hammerfest, Norway.[1]

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Project Details

  • Owners: Equinor ASA
  • Current capacity:
  • Length: 185 km / 115 mi
  • Status: Shelved
  • Start Year:

Background

The Barents Sea Pipeline is a part of the Snøhvit development. The development consists of two fields that are already producing: the Snøhvit and Albatross. The Askeladd field is the third discovery part of the Snøhvit development, which will be contributing to maintaining a full capacity utilisation at Melkøya LNG plant, outside the Norwegian city of Hammerfest. When developed, the Askeladd and Snøhvit total length of 185 km constitutes a world record of the longest subsea to shore tie-back distance.[1]

Industry officials expect the cost of a full-fledged Barents pipeline to range from 10 billion to 30 billion Norwegian crowns, equivalent to $1.9-billion to $5.4-billion. Although the pipeline was first proposed in 2011, there have been no development updates since 2017 and the project is presumed to be shelved.[2]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 FEED study on new pipeline in the Barents Sea Ramboll, July 7, 2018
  2. Walter Gibbs, Norway looks at pipeline to Barents Sea gas fields The Globe and Mail, August 31, 2011

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