The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has granted AS Norske Shell consent to use Ormen Lange subsea template C with associated pipelines.
The consent includes use of Ormen Lange subsea template C and manifold with associated intra-field pipelines,intrafield umbilical and pipeline end modules.
The planned start-up of production from the first well on subsea template C is 14 October 2012.
Ormen Lange is a gas field located in the Møre Basin in the southern part of the Norwegian Sea. Water depth at the site varies from 800-1100 metres. The considerable water depth has made the development very challenging and has led to development of new technology. The field will be developed in several phases with 24 wells from three subsea templates.
Press Release, October 09, 2012