Kvitebjørn pipelines in place

Statoil has completed laying of the Kvitebjørn oil and gas pipelines with the final section of the gas line put in place at the North Sea field's platform on June 17. The lines were laid by the Solitaire lay barge.

Statoil has completed laying of the Kvitebjørn oil and gas pipelines with the final section of the gas line put in place at the North Sea field's platform on June 17.

The lines were laid by the Solitaire lay barge.

The transport facility runs for 150 km to the Troll gas processing plant at Kollsnes near Bergen. It is tied into the Troll Oil Pipeline II, which runs to Mongstad north of Bergen. The average daily laying rate was 6.8 km for the oil line and 4.9 km for the larger-diameter gas line.

The pipelines will be tied back next spring to the platform, once the latter has been completed and readied to come on stream. Kvitebjørn is scheduled to start gas deliveries on Oct.1, 2004.

06/20/03

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