Ormen Lange on production

Gas has started producing from Ormen Lange offshore Norway, says Hydro.

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway –Gas has started producing from Ormen Lange offshore Norway, says Hydro.

"From now until the inaugural ceremony on Oct. 6, we will be testing production," says Tom Røtjer, Hydro's director for Ormen Lange and the Langeled pipeline. "This may result in fluctuating volumes of gas flowing from the field."

At full production, maximum daily exports from the Ormen Lange are expected to reach 70 MMcm (2,472 MMcf) of gas and 50,000 bbl of condensate.

Partners in Ormen Lange are Hydro – 18.0728%, operator in the development phase; Shell – 17.0375%, operator in the operational phase; Petoro – 36.475%; Statoil – 10.8441%; DONG Energy – 10.342%; ExxonMobil – 7.2286%.

09/12/2007

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