The world’s first subsea gas compression facility was delivered at the Åsgard field yesterday. Aker Solutions provide the system to the field operated by Statoil.
The facility will enable the recovery of an additional 280 million barrels of oil equivalents. The project is said to be a game changer for the entire industry.
Over the next two weeks, the 1,800-tonne steel frame will be installed on the seabed of the field to form the base of the subsea gas compression facility. This is set to be the largest template manufactured by Aker Solutions, measuring 74 metres in length, 45 metres in width and 26 metres heigh.
"The Åsgard project is a game changer for the entire industry," said Per Harald Kongelf, regional president for Aker Solutions in Norway. "The technology has the potential to change offshore gas field developments worldwide and I am very pleased that we have delivered this part of the project on schedule."
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