Vesterled Gas Pipeline

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Vesterled Gas pipeline is a natural gas pipeline system running from the Heimdal Riser platform in the North Sea to a terminal at St. Fergus in the U.K.[1]


The pipeline runs from the Heimdal riser platform in the North Sea to St. Fergus in northern U.K.[2]

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Project Details

  • Owner: Gassled
  • Operator: Gassco
  • Current capacity: 11 billion cubic meters per year
  • Length: 361 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year:2001


Before becoming part of the Vesterled pipeline, the Frigg Norwegian Pipeline (FNP) was commissioned in 1978 to carry gas from the Frigg field in the North Sea to the U.K.[3] The FNP ran parallel to a British pipeline –the FUKA – which was completed in 1976.[1]

Total investments in the system reached US $108 million. Vesterled Joint Venture was originally operated by Hydro with a 13.86 percent interest. Other partners were Statoil with 12.28 percent, SDOE (Petoro) with 60 percent, TotalFinaElf with 11.48 percent and ExxonMobil with the remaining 2.38 percent.[4]


The 32 inch, 361-kilometer (224 miles), Vesterled natural gas pipeline became operational on October 1, 2001. The pipeline links the Heimdal Riser with the Frigg Norwegian Pipeline (FNP). With the formation of Vesterled, the FNP name ceased to apply.[1] The pipeline has a capacity of 11 billion cubic meters per day.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Vesterled, Gassco, 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. Frigg, University of Aberdeen, accessed April, 2018
  4. Vesterled Pipeline On Stream, Platts, October 2, 2001

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