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November 24, 2021

Ormen Lange Conventional Gas Field, Norway

By Carmen

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 2025.

Field participation details

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

Production from Ormen Lange

The Ormen Lange conventional gas field recovered 78.42% 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 401.01 Mmboe, comprised of 22.29 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 2,272.26 bcf of natural gas reserves. Ormen Lange conventional gas field reserves accounts 0.13% 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: Equinor, MerweOord, Nexans and Shearwater GeoServices Holding

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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.


Information on the field is sourced from GlobalData’s fields database that provides detailed information on all producing, announced and planned oil and gas fields 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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