OSLO, Norway -- Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has authorized AS Norske Shell to use new subsea facilities on the Ormen Lange gas field in the Norwegian Sea.
This covers the subsea template C and manifold with associated intra-field pipelines, intrafield umbilical, and pipeline end modules.
Planned start-up of production from the first well on subsea template C is Oct. 14.
Ormen Lange is in the Møre basin in the southern Norwegian Sea. Water depth at the site varies from 800-1,100 m (2,624-3,609 ft).
The field is being developed in several phases with 24 wells from three subsea templates.