Franpipe is an 840km-long shallow water pipeline project operated by Gassco. This gas pipeline, with a maximum diameter of 42 inches, starts at North Sea (Norway) and ends in Nord-Pas-de-Calais (France).

The Franpipe project started operations in 1998 and is owned by Petoro, CapeOmega, Sval Energi, Silex Gas Norway, and Equinor.

The Franpipe project is associated with the 620km Europipe I Line I.

About Gassco

Gassco AS (Gassco) is an oil and gas company that transports natural gas. The company carries out the technical operation of process plants, pipelines, platforms and terminals; system operation; capacity management; infrastructure development; and gassled booking services. It owns and operates natural gas processing plants which include Karsto gas prcessing plant, Kollsnes gas processing plant and Nyhamna processing plant. Gassco also carries out research and development activities for continuous operation and development of the Norwegian gas transport system. The company transports Norwegian gas to the UK and other European countries through a network of pipelines. It also operates receiving terminals in Belgium, France, Germany, and the UK. The company collaborates with oil and gas companies, government agencies and subcontractors in Norway and other countries. Gassco is headquartered in Kopervik, Norway.


Information on the pipeline is sourced from GlobalData’s Oil & Gas Pipelines database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil, natural gas, petroleum products and Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) trunk pipelines globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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