Barents Sea Pipeline
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Barents Sea Pipeline is a proposed gas pipeline in Norway's Barents Sea. There have been no development updates since 2017 and the project is presumed to be shelved.
The Barents Sea Pipeline is a proposed pipeline that would bring oil from Askeladd field, Snøhvit field, Albatross to Hammerfest, Norway.
- Owners: Equinor ASA
- Current capacity:
- Length: 185 km / 115 mi
- Status: Shelved
- Start Year:
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.
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.
Articles and resources
- FEED study on new pipeline in the Barents Sea Ramboll, July 7, 2018
- Walter Gibbs, Norway looks at pipeline to Barents Sea gas fields The Globe and Mail, August 31, 2011