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  1. Statoil announces first-stage laying of Polarled gas pipeline

    On 26 March, the Solitaire pipe-laying vessel started on the first stage of the Polarled installation project. The 482-kilometre long pipeline will transport gas from the Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea to Nyhamna in western Norway. Statoil is operator during the development of the Polarled project and therefore responsible for laying the pipeline between Aasta Hansteen and Nyhamna. As operator for the gas plant, Shell is responsible for preparing the Nyhamna processing plant for gas reception. “I am pleased to note that the pipeline is now connected to the Nyhamna processing plant. The pipeline pull-in to Nyhamna is an important milestone to the project and the Polarled licensees,” says HÃ¥kon Ivarjord, MPR’s project venture manager. World record The gas pipeline will be laid in water depths of up to 1265 metres. Even though smaller pipelines have been laid in waters exceeding this depth, this is the first time a gas pipeline measuring 36 inches in diameter is being installed at such water depth. “When the pipeline is laid, we will install an end manifold with connection points for Aasta Hansteen and any future fields. Six T-joints on the pipeline for any further connections are also a unique feature of Polarled,” says Alfred Øijord, PRO’s project manager for Polarled. Considerable cost reductions have so far been made by the Polarled Pipeline Project compared to the initial PAD estimate, as the company has obtained lower prices from the suppliers than originally calculated due to synergy effects with other pipeline projects and strict change and cost control. Strategic This part of the Norwegian Sea has no infrastructure for gas, and efforts have been made over several years to develop various alternative gas transport solutions. The Polarled pipeline is the first pipeline to take the Norwegian gas infrastructure across the Arctic Circle.   “Polarled will have great and strategic impact on the future development of the region. The new pipeline will open a new gas province and stimulate exploration and resource development, which will fortify Statoil’s position as an exporter of gas to Europe,” says Jan Heiberg, acting head of the pipelines and processing unit of MPR asset management.

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    Fri, 27 Mar 2015

  2. Polarled pipeline installation under way from Norwegian Sea

    The Solitaire pipe-laying vessel has started Stage 1 of the Statoil ASA-operated Polarled installation project connecting Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea to Nyhamna in western Norway.

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    Fri, 27 Mar 2015

  3. Polarled pipelay nears completion point at Aasta Hansteen

    Installation of the Polarled gas pipeline has entered the Arctic Circle, according to operator Statoil.

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    Mon, 24 Aug 2015

  4. DNV GL to provide surveillance on Statoil’s Polarled pipeline

    Statoil has contracted DNV GL to provide pipelay surveillance for quality assurance during the Polarled installation. 

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    Wed, 13 May 2015

  1. Statoil completes new offshore oil and gas transaction with Wintershall

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    Mon, 1 Dec 2014

  2. Statoil group cancels gas spur offshore Norway

    Statoil ASA and partners have ended the Kristin gas export project, a pipeline that was to have connected Kristin gas and condensate field with the Polarled pipeline under development in the Norwegian Sea (OGJ Online, Jan. 8, 2013).

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    Thu, 9 Jan 2014

  3. Offshore oil and gas: Statoil celebrates Aasta Hansteen offshore gas discovery

    Investments in Aasta Hansteen and the Polarled pipeline total $9.2 billion. 

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    Tue, 26 Aug 2014

  4. DW: Outlook for offshore oil and gas industry in 2016

    Douglas-Westwood, in today's DW Monday report, has provided its outlook for the offshore oil and gas industry in 2016, following the industry's year-long downturn. In 2015, the offshore oil and gas industry has had to come to terms with the worst downturn for more than a decade. With commodity ...

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    Mon, 28 Dec 2015

  5. Lime to partner with Total in offshore mid-Norway licenses

    Lime Petroleum Norway has agreed to acquire EnQuest Norge’s 50% stakes in licenses PL760 and PL760B in the Norwegian Sea.

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    Mon, 3 Aug 2015

  6. Wintershall, Statoil complete offshore Norway transaction

    Wintershall Holding GMBH and Statoil ASA reported completion of a $1.25-billion transaction involving assets offshore Norway.

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    Mon, 1 Dec 2014

  7. North Sea gas export project terminated

    Following the last year's project development, the partners have decided to terminate the project based on unsustainable project economics.

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    Thu, 9 Jan 2014

  8. ONS 2014: Statoil moves to prove more gas at Aasta Hansteen

    Statoil plans to drill three exploration wells during 2014-15 in an attempt to prove more gas for the deepwater Aasta Hansteen field development in the Norwegian Sea.

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    Wed, 27 Aug 2014

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