OSLO, Norway – Aker Solutions has delivered the steel frame for the subsea gas compression facility to be installed at Statoil’s Åsgard field in the Norwegian Sea.
Scheduled to come on stream in 2015, the subsea gas compression system will be the world’s first, and is expected to enable the recovery of an additional 280 MMboe from the Midgard and Mikkel satellite fields.
"The Åsgard project is a game changer for the entire industry," said Per Harald Kongelf, regional president for Aker Solutions in Norway. "The technology has the potential to change offshore gas field developments worldwide and I am very pleased that we have delivered this part of the project on schedule."
The 1,800-metric ton ( 1,984-ton) steel frame measures 74 m (243 ft) by 45 m (148 ft) and 26 m (85 ft) in height. Two 11.5 MW compressors will power the system.