dcsimg FEED study on new pipeline in the Barents Sea - Ramboll Group
Statoil Hammersfest
03 July 2017

FEED study on new pipeline in the Barents Sea

With no surface installations and recoverable reserves estimated to 193 billion cubic metres, the Snøhvit field brings natural gas to land for liquefaction and export. Ramboll will be carrying a FEED study for the pipelines connecting the Askeladd field to the Snøhvit field in the Barents Sea.

World record for the longest subsea to shore tie-back distance

The Snøhvit development consists of two fields that are already producing: the Snøhvit and Albatross. The Askeladd field is the third discovery part of the Snøhvit development, which will be contributing to maintaining a full capacity utilisation at Melkøya LNG plant, outside the Norwegian city of Hammerfest. When developed, the Askeladd and Snøhvit total length of 185 km constitutes a world record of the longest subsea to shore tie-back distance. 

 “This project is in perfect alignment with our objectives of leveraging our services within pipelines and growing our international portfolio” states Henrik Juhl, Senior Director - Offshore Pipelines, Subsea and Jackets.

Kristoffer Bergholt, Head of Department, Offshore Pipelines adds:

“We are very excited to work with Statoil once again which is a great opportunity to reconfirm our ties after the strong collaboration on the Polarled and Gina Krog projects. Our scope of work is comprehensive and includes a FEED study, as well as umbilical routing installation, protection and tie-in design”.

Ramboll has previously collaborated with Statoil on several projects including the iconic Polarled - the first subsea pipeline to take the Norwegian gas infrastructure across the Arctic Circle, opening a new gas highway from the Norwegian Sea to Europe. Back then, Ramboll delivered an extensive FEED study that was praised by the client.


Kristoffer Bergholt
Head of Department, Offshore Pipelines