Aasta Hansteen Gas And Condensate Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Statoil
  • Country: Norway
  • Location: Northern Norwegian Sea
  • Production start:
  • Partners: Statoil (51 per cent), Wintershall (24%) OMV (15 per cent) and ConocoPhillips (10 per cent)
  • Type: Gas and Condensate
  • Estimated Reserves: recoverable net volume 40 – 60 mn boe of gas and 0.8 – 1.0 mn boe of condensate
  • Production Volume:


  • The Aasta Hansteen development contains three significant gas discoveries in the Vøring Basin, in the Northern Norwegian Sea. The expected recoverable net volume is estimated at 40 – 60 mn boe of gas and 0.8 – 1.0 mn boe of condensate in a water depth of approximately 1,300 m
  • With a total hull length of 193 meters and a draught of 170 meters, the Aasta Hansteen (formerly named Luva) Spar platform will be the largest of its kind, capable of producing 812 million cubic feet (23 million cubic meters) of gas a day and storing 160,000 barrels of condensate.
  • Gas will be transported to Norway via the Norwegian Sea Gas Infrastructure (NSGI) Project
  • Gas is to be processes at the Nyhamna Gas Plant


  • Aker Solutions:
    • FEED (front-end engineering and design) for the Spar platform
    • Design, engineering and manufacturing of dynamic and static umbilicals, a riser base and ancillary equipment
  • Technip: Construction of the hull for the Spar platform
  • CB&I: Detailed engineering design and procurement services for the spar topside
  • EMAS AMC: Transport and installation of two 4-slot templates and one single-slot template
  • GE: Gas turbine for power generation
  • KANFA Aragon:
    • Gas Dehydration & Vapour recovery packages
    • Produced Water and Sand Treatment Package
  • First Subsea: Supply of mooring line connectors for the Spar platform
  • ABB: Internal and external telecommunication systems


  • 1997 - The Aasta Hansteen field was originally discovered
  • 2011 - The licensees chose a floating field centre, the first Spar in Norway, as the field centre
  • 2012 - Aker Solutions awarded a FEED (front-end engineering and design) Spar platform
  • 2012 - Technip awarded construction of the hull for the Spar platform
  • 2012 - OMV signed an agreement to acquire a 15% stake in Aasta Hansteen
  • 2013 - Partners submitted the plan for development and operation (PDO) of the field to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
  • 2013 - Aker Solutions awarded umbilical contract
  • 2014 - Statoil sold a 24% stake to Wintershall


  • The reservoir contains gas in Cretaceous sandstones in the Nise Formation at a depth of about 3,000 metres


  1. OMV steps into deep water gas development in Northern Norwegian Sea
  2. Aker Solutions designs world's largest Spar platform
  3. First construction step for northern Norway’s Aasta Hansteen
  4. Future developments, NPD
  5. Luva may herald start of deep-water development in Norwegian Sea
  6. Aasta Hansteen and Polarled plans submitted for government approval
  7. Processing development plans for Aasta Hansteen – 6707/10-1 and Polarled
  8. Aker Solutions awarded Aasta Hansteen umbilical contract
  9. CB&I Announces Offshore Award for Project in Norwegian Sea
  10. Emas Amc Wins Statoil Installation Contract In The Norwegian Sea's Premier Deepwater Project
  11. GE to Supply Statoil Petroleum with Advanced Aeroderivative Gas Turbine Technology for Aasta Hansteen Field in Norway
  12. KANFA Group awarded Aasta Hansteen Gas dehydration package
  13. KANFA Group awarded Aasta Hansteen Vapour Recovery Package
  14. First Subsea Mooring Connectors for World’s Largest Spar Platform
  15. KANFA Group has secured another Aasta Hansteen contract
  16. ABB wins $60 million telecom contracts for Statoil platforms
  17. Realising value to further strengthen NCS portfolio

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