Inside Ormen Lange

Ormen Lange overview

Read key facts about the Ormen Lange project and find out about its history, the technology used, and Shell’s environmental approach.

How Ormen Lange works

Discover how the pieces of this complex operation fit together to deliver vital energy resources in extreme conditions.

Ready to respond

A network of computers receives thousands of signals from beneath the Norwegian Sea, helping experts spot anything unusual and act quickly.

Standing up to the elements

Engineers found new ways to install production equipment in dark and icy waters 850 metres deep, while facing storms at the surface.

Unlocking new energy resources for Europe

A major natural gas plant is expanding to receive gas from a new pipeline running deep beneath the Norwegian Sea, boosting supplies of energy for millions of people.

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