Read key facts about the Ormen Lange project and find out about its history, the technology used, and Shell’s environmental approach.
Natural gas from the deep-water Ormen Lange project 120 kilometres (75 miles) off Norway’s coast meets around 20% of the UK’s gas needs. We pipe it to a processing plant on land at Nyhamna, which is being upgraded to receive gas from more fields. Once impurities are removed from the gas, we send it to the UK through one of the world’s longest subsea pipelines.
Inside Ormen Lange
Discover how the pieces of this complex operation fit together to deliver vital energy resources in extreme conditions.
A network of computers receives thousands of signals from beneath the Norwegian Sea, helping experts spot anything unusual and act quickly.
Engineers found new ways to install production equipment in dark and icy waters 850 metres deep, while facing storms at the surface.
Natural gas from Ormen Lange is processed at a plant the size of 100 soccer fields. Meet the people and the robot helping it run smoothly.
Construction of a gas processing plant brought new skills, jobs and business to a part of Norway where traditional industries were in decline.
Barely visible on the shoreline is a major gas plant. Its pipelines lead out to waters rich in marine life and long-hidden shipwrecks.
Watch how a project is taking shape to upgrade a major natural gas plant in Norway, one piece at a time.