The PSA has given Statoil consent to use the Aasta Hansteen facility (Spar FPSO), subsea systems and infield pipelines.
Aasta Hansteen is in the northern sector of the Norwegian Sea, 120 kilometres northwest of Norne and around 300 kilometres off the Nordland county coast. Water depth in the area is 1270 metres.
The field is presently in development.
Aasta Hansteen was proven in 1997 and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 2013. The development solution is a Spar platform (a floating facility consisting of a vertical cylindrical hull moored to the seabed) and subsea templates, which are tied to the platform by pipelines and rigid steel risers.
The gas from Aasta Hansteen will be transported by the Polarled pipeline to the Nyhamna terminal in Møre og Romsdal county. Light oil (condensate) will be loaded into tankers and shipped to market.
Øyvind Midttun, press contact
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