Ormen Lange is a producing conventional gas field located in deepwater in Norway and is operated by A/S Norske Shell. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, the field is located in block 6305/7P (PL 208), 6305/8P (PL 250), 6305/4P (PL 209), and 6305/5P (PL 209), with water depth of 3,562 feet. Buy the profile here.

An expansion project is associated with the Ormen Lange, namely the Ormen Lange Phase 3. This project is currently in the construction stage, expected to start in 2025.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Eni, Equinor, HitecVision, Petoro, Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo and Shell.

Production from Ormen Lange

The Ormen Lange conventional gas field recovered 85.75% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2012. The peak production was approximately 29.85 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 2,147.00 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2034. The field currently accounts for approximately 4% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 263.53 Mmboe, comprised of 15.85 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 1,486.07 bcf of natural gas reserves. Ormen Lange conventional gas field reserves accounts 0.09% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional gas fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Ormen Lange conventional gas field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Ormen Lange project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: Aker Solutions and Subsea 7

Main EPC: Schlumberger and Aker Solutions

Other Contractors: Nexans, MerweOord, CHC Helikopter Service, Reach Subsea and EDS Group

About A/S Norske Shell

A/S Norske Shell is engaged in the exploration, production and marketing of oil and petrochemical products, including gas and gasoline.

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