The Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) exhibition opened in Stavanger, Norway, August 24. The theme for the 30th ONS conference is "Shaping our Energy Future." A significant part of that future will be shaped by gas.
Gas is the principal theme for Statoil's stand at the show. Statoil's gas operations are set to expand sharply in the next few years. The company intends to move from a solid position in Europe to become a major international gas player.
"Our stand presents the projects which will earn us this status within the next two-three years," Lars Gunnar Dahle, project manager for Statoil's ONS involvement, said.
Projects in Azerbaijan and Algeria are among those being presented at ONS, along with the Snøhvit development in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea. Production from Snøhvit will be shipped as liquefied natural gas by special carrier to Cove Point in Maryland and destinations in Spain.
Statoil will also be involved in gas production from the Shah Deniz field in Azerbaijan's sector of the Caspian, which is due to be piped to Turkey.