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  • Decision time approaches for pioneering subsea compression technology

    Pascal Montoulives and Matthias Owe

    Gas from Ormen Lange field offshore Norway will probably need compression by the end of this decade, to push it up to the Nyhamna processing facility onshore. Faced with this challenge, Shell, Statoil and their partners have been carrying out pioneering tests on subsea compression technology, which can be powered by subsea cables from the shore, removing the need for any offshore topside equipment, Fig. 1. As the decision time approached on whether to proceed with a project that Shell hopes will revolutionize subsea production, World Oil spoke about the latest developments with Pascal Montoulives and Mathias Owe, two of the engineers most heavily involved with the technology.

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