The Snøhvit development consists of two fields that are already producing: the Snøhvit and Albatross. The Askeladd field is the third discovery part of the Snøhvit development, which will be contributing to maintaining a full capacity utilisation at Melkøya LNG plant, outside the Norwegian city of Hammerfest. When developed, the Askeladd and Snøhvit total length of 185 km constitutes a world record of the longest subsea to shore tie-back distance.
“This project is in perfect alignment with our objectives of leveraging our services within pipelines and growing our international portfolio” states Henrik Juhl, Senior Director - Offshore Pipelines, Subsea and Jackets.
Kristoffer Bergholt, Head of Department, Offshore Pipelines adds:
“We are very excited to work with Statoil once again which is a great opportunity to reconfirm our ties after the strong collaboration on the Polarled and Gina Krog projects. Our scope of work is comprehensive and includes a FEED study, as well as umbilical routing installation, protection and tie-in design”.
Ramboll has previously collaborated with Statoil on several projects including the iconic Polarled - the first subsea pipeline to take the Norwegian gas infrastructure across the Arctic Circle, opening a new gas highway from the Norwegian Sea to Europe. Back then, Ramboll delivered an extensive FEED study that was praised by the client.
The Polarled pipeline project is part of the plans for developing fields further north in the Norwegian Sea.
As part of the development of the Sleipner area, Statoil planned to utilise existing process and export facilities for production from satellite platforms. Statoil selected Ramboll to perform FEED and detailed engineering of subsea pipelines to the satellite field, Gina Krog.