Ormen Lange is a producing conventional gas field located in deepwater in Norway and is operated by A/S Norske Shell. 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.

An expansion project is associated with the Ormen Lange, namely Ormen Lange Phase 3. This project is currently in the construction stage, expected to start in 2024.

Field participation details

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

Production from Ormen Lange

The Ormen Lange conventional gas field recovered 82.26% 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 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2033. The field currently accounts for approximately 5% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 329.24 Mmboe, comprised of 18.91 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 1,861.94 bcf of natural gas reserves. Ormen Lange conventional gas field reserves accounts 0.11% 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: Aker Solutions and Schlumberger

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

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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