Asgard Transport System

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Asgard Transport System, also called the Norne & Heidrun Field–Karsto Gas Pipeline, is an operating offshore pipeline in the Norwegian Sea.[1]


Asgard Transport System runs from transports gas from the field to the Karsto treatment complex north of Stavanger.[1]

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Project Details

  • Owners: Open Grid Europe (owned by a consortium consisting of: Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 4, British Columbia Investment Management (bcIMC), Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, and Munich Re)[2]
  • Current capacity: 1,834 million cubic feet per day[3]
  • Length: 707 km / 439.3 mi
  • Diameter: 42 inches[4]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2000[3]


The 707km Åsgard Transport gas trunkline transports gas from the field to the Karsto treatment complex north of Stavanger. This line ties Åsgard and other Norwegian Sea fields to markets in continental Europe and the UK. An expansion of the facilities at Karsto separates rich gas from Åsgard into lean gas (methane) for onward transmission by pipeline, and ethane, butane, propane and naphtha for export by ship.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Åsgard North Sea Northern, Statoil oilfield project Offshore Technologies, accessed September 2018
  2. Macquarie-led consortium to acquire German OGE gas network, Macquarie, May 16, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 INNOVATIONS PUSH ÅSGARD TRANSPORT SYSTEM TO START UP, Oil & Gas Journal, Jan. 8, 2001
  4. Norway, Sweden and Denmark Pipelines map, Theodora, accessed January 30, 2020

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