Fulmar Gas Pipeline

From Global Energy Monitor

Fulmar Gas Pipeline is a natural gas pipeline, which transports natural gas from the Central North Sea to St. Fergus, Scotland.[1]


The pipeline runs from Fulmar oil and gas field and other fields to the St. Fergus Gas Terminal in Scotland.[1][2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Shell UK Limited
  • Owner: Shell (50%), ExxonMobil (50%)
  • Parent Company: Shell (50%), ExxonMobil (50%)[3]
  • Current capacity: 4.4 billion cubic meters per year
  • Length: 289.4 kilometers[4]
  • Diameter: 20 inch[4]
  • Status: Operating[4]
  • Start Year: 1986


The pipeline delivers gas from the Shell-operated, Nelson platform in the Central North Sea to a gas terminal St. Fergus.The co-venturer of the Nelson platform are Shell (58.1pc), Esso Exploration and Production UK (21.23pc), Apache North Sea (11.52pc), Idemitsu Petroleum UK (7.48pc), and Premier Oil ONS (1.66pc).[5]

The length of the pipeline is 290 kilometres (180 mi) and diameter is 20 inches (510 mm). It has capacity of 4.4 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year. The pipeline commenced operations in May 1986. It is owned and operated by Shell U.K. Limited and Esso Exploration and Production UK Limited.

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Shell. of Practice/fgl2010.pdf "Fulmar Gas Line" (PDF). Shell.com. Archived (PDF) from the original on September 29, 2011. Retrieved October 15, 2021. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)
  2. Collins, Alan. "Shell Expro's Plant Optimisation and Systems Management Project" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on October 6, 2011. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  3. "SEGAL system". www.shell.co.uk. Retrieved 2022-09-02.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Smith, Bee (September 24, 2021). "Pipelines Linear (ED50)". Oil and Gas Authority Open Data. Retrieved October 15, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. Andrew Critchlow, Shell to sell three North Sea oil assets, Telegraph, February 13, 2014

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