The Norpipe system from the Ekofisk field in the North Sea to Emden in Germany is 443 kilometres long, has an internal diameter of 36 inches and is divided into three equal sections.
A compressor platform, B-11, is located one-third of the way from Ekofisk to boost pressure in the line if required. The gas then continues for a further third of the distance to another compressor facility. This H-7 platform’s compressors have now been decommissioned.
Deliveries from Ekofisk to the receiving terminal at Emden began in September 1977. This represented the first delivery of dry gas from the Norwegian continental shelf to European buyers. Previously owned by Norsea Gas AS, the system was tied back to Statpipe in 1985. It terminates at the Norsea Gas Terminal in Emden.
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* ATC (Available Technical Capacity) is rounded to the nearest whole number [MSm³/d]. The actual transport capacity, available for potential users of these pipelines, could be influenced by pressure dependencies between different pipelines, temperature, gas quality, operational constraints etc.