Heimdal Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Statoil
  • Country: Norway
  • Location: Block 25/4, central part of the North Sea
  • Production start: 1985
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • Heimdal is a gas field located in the central part of the North Sea. The water depth in the area is 120 metres. The field has been developed with an integrated drilling, production and accommodation facility with a steel jacket (HMP1).
  • Heimdal is now mainly a processing centre for other fields. Huldra, Skirne and Vale deliver gas to Heimdal.
  • In addition, gas from Oseberg is transported via Heimdal.
  • Originally, gas from Heimdal was sent in Statpipe to Kårstø and on to the Continent, but can now also be sent in Vesterled to St Fergus in the United Kingdom.
  • After Heimdal Gas centre was established, a new gas pipeline was connected to the existing gas pipeline from Frigg to St Fergus.
  • A gas pipeline has also been laid from Heimdal to Grane for gas injection.
  • Condensate is transported by pipeline to Brae in the British sector.


  • Jotun: Painting of Jacket, Deck, Heli-deck & Topside
  • Archer: Modular rig plugging and abandonment contract
  • ABB: Upgrade of safety and automation systems
  • Heerema Marine Contractors: Installation of Heimdal HMP - 1


  • 1985 - Production started
  • 1992 - The Heimdal Jurassic development was approved
  • 1999 - A PDO for Heimdal Gas Centre (HGS) was approved
  • 2008 - Marathon Signs Agreement to Sell Interest in Heimdal for $416 Million


  • The reservoir consists of sandstones of the Heimdal Formation of Paleocene age, deposited as sub-marine fan systems. The reservoir depth is about 2 100 metres.


  1. NPD, Heimdal Gas Field
  2. Jotun Platform References
  3. FoundOcean Europe Subsea References
  4. Marathon Signs Agreement to Sell Interest in Heimdal Area Offshore Norway for $416 Million
  5. Archer reaches strategic milestone with modular rig plugging and abandonment contract win with Statoil
  6. ABB wins $27 million offshore automation contract

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