Norpipe Gas Pipeline

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Norpipe Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1]


The pipeline runs from the Ekofisk field in the North Sea to Emden, Germany.[2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Gassco[3]
  • Owner: Gassled
  • Parent: Petoro (46.7%), Partners Group (26.32%), HitecVision (15.55%) Allianz (6.43), Equinor (5%)
  • Current capacity: 16 billion cubic meters per year
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 440 kilometers[3]
  • Diameter: 36 inches[3]
  • Status: Operating[3]
  • Start Year: 1977[3]


The pipeline runs from the Ekofisk gas field to a receiving terminal at Emden in Germany. The diameter of pipeline is 910 mm (36 in) and it has capacity of 16 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.[4] The pipeline was commissioned in 1977 and will be in use until 2028.[5] The start-up investment was 26.4 billion Norwegian krone. The pipeline is owned by Gassled and operated by Gassco.[5][6] The technical service provider is ConocoPhillips.

On 30 September 1995, the German cargo ship Reint collided with the Norpipe H7-platform in the German continental shelf. Only minimal damages to the platform, and no injuries to people were caused.[7] The H7 platform has been off-the-service since 1999, and in 2007 a bypass pipe laid around the platform.[8]

Articles and resources


  1. Norpipe, Wikipedia, accessed April 2018
  2. Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. "TUF - Main piplelines. The dataset contains not infield pipelines". Norwegian Petroleum Directorate - Open data. Retrieved October 13, 2021. {{cite web}}: External link in |location= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy; Gassco AS (2020). "Gas pipelines on the Norwegian continental shelf". Norwegian Petroleum. Retrieved October 14, 2021. {{cite web}}: External link in |location= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. (March 2009). "Natural gas in the Nordic countries" (PDF). Nordic Energy Perspectives. Retrieved on 2009-11-10.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Gassco gets consent to use B-11 facility, Norpipe until 2028". Scandinavian Oil-Gas Magazine. 2009-01-20. ISSN 1500-709X. Retrieved 2009-11-10.
  6. "Norpipe". Retrieved 2022-07-20.
  7. Vinnem, Jan Erik (2007). Offshore risk assessment: principles, modelling and applications of QRA studies. Springer. ISBN 978-1-84628-716-9. Retrieved 2009-11-10.
  8. "Gassco plugs in Norpipe bypass". Upstream Online. NHST Media Group. 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2009-11-10.

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