Frigg Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Total
  • Country: Norway / UK
  • Location: North Sea
  • Production start: 1977
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Frigg Field was the world's largest and deepest offshore gas field when discovered in 1971
  • It straddled both the Norwegian and British sectors of the North Sea
  • There were two platforms on the Norwegian side and three on the British side of the border.
  • On the UK side was an accommodation platform (QP) for 120 people, a treatment platform (TCP2) and a drilling platform( CDP1), while the Norwegian side had a drilling platform (DP2)and a treatment platform (TP1).
  • Bridges connected three of the platforms
  • Gas was transported to the St Fergus Gas Processing Plants, via the Frigg UK Gas Pipeline System
  • Oil was transported on the Frostpipe Crude Oil Pipeline to the Oseberg Oil Field


  • EAN: Frigg DP2 & Frigg QP
  • Stolt Offshore: Frostpipe riser supports
  • Heerema Marine Contractors: NE Frigg Template
  • Kvaerner: 2 Modules for TCP2
  • Emtunga:
    • HVAC module
    • DP 2 - Battery room module, Technical & office modules
    • TP 1 - Calibration shop module & Office module
  • Seaway Heavy Lifting: T & I of Three templates on Lille Frigg
  • Saipem: Offshore removal and transport of seven large platforms


  • 1971 - Frigg Gas Field discovered
  • 1977 - Project development approved by UK Government
  • 1977 - First gas produced
  • 2004 - Saipem awarded the contract for the offshore removal and transport of seven large platforms



  1. NPD, Fields where production has ceased
  2. University of Aberdeen
  3. Seaway Heavy Lifting Oil And Gas References
  4. Emtunga Europe Offshore Platform References
  5. FoundOcean Subsea References
  6. Kvaerner Topsides References
  7. Awarded to Saipem a decommissioning contract in North Sea amounting to approximately 130 million Euro

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