Grane Oil Pipeline
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Grane Oil Pipeline is an offshore pipeline system in Norway.
The pipeline carries oil from the Grane oil field to the Sture terminal, located 65 kilometres (40 mi) north of Bergen, Norway.
- Operator: Petoro AS (48.60%), ExxonMobile (25.6%), Equinor ASA (24.4%), ConocoPhillips (2.4%)
- Current capacity: 1.2 million cubic feet per day (213,853 barrels per day)
- Length: 220 km / 140 mi
- Status: Operating
- Start Year: 2003
The pipeline operations commenced with start of production in the Grane oil field. The pipeline diameter is 29 inches (740 mm). Capacity of Grane oil pipeline is 34,000 cubic metres per day (1,200,000 cu ft/d) of oil. The greatest sea depth pipeline passes through is 355 metres (1,165 ft) - through the Norwegian Trench. Over 110,000 tonnes of rock and gravel was used on the seabed to establish the correct foundation for the pipeline. The estimated lifetime of the pipeline is expected to be 30 years. Total investment at start-up was nearly 1.6 billion NOK's.
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