Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor and its partners started production from the Aasta Hansteen gas field in the Norwegian Sea on December 16, 2018.
On Monday, December 17 the gas from the Aasta Hansteen field became available to the market for the first time and together with the Polarled pipeline the field opens a new region for gas export to Europe, Equinor said on Monday.
Gas from Aasta Hansteen will be transported in the Polarled pipeline to the Nyhamna terminal – both operated by Gassco – for further export to the UK. Produced condensate will be loaded into tankers and transported to the market.
“Located in 1 300 meters of water, this is the deepest field development on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS), the largest spar platform in the world, and a first on the NCS. The field now coming on stream is unique,” says Anders Opedal, Equinor’s executive vice president for Technology, Projects and Drilling.
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