Snohvit Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Statoil
  • Country: Norway
  • Location: Barents Sea
  • Production start: 2007
  • Partners: Gaz de France - 12%
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Snøhvit gas and condensate field was the first offshore development in the Barents Sea
  • No fixed or floating units are used, instead, the subsea production facilities stand on the seabed, in water depths of 250-345 metres.
  • This output is transported to land through a 143-kilometre pipeline to the Hammerfest LNG Snohvit facilities
  • It consists of three reservoirs, Snøhvit, Albatross and Askeladden.
  • CO2 is naturally present in the reservoir and is produced with natural gas at the field.
  • The CO2 is separated from the gas onshore before it is pumped back to the reservoir via a dedicated pipeline.


  • ABB: Fabrication of subsea production systems
  • Aker Kvaerner: Subsea bucket foundations
  • Aker Marine Contractors: Installation of subsea production systems
  • DeepOcean and Stolt Offshore: Vessel-based services relating to seabed mapping and pipelaying
  • Dragados: Construction of natural gas treatment plant
  • GE: subsea production and injection equipment for the carbon dioxide (CO2) injection project


  • 1981 - Snohvit gas field discovered
  • 2001 - Gaz de France acquired a 12% stake
  • 2002 - PDO for upstream & LNG project approved
  • 2003 - Dragados awarded natural gas treatment plant
  • 2007 - First gas produced
  • 2011 - Statoil acquired 3.26% from Hess
  • 2013 - GE awarded contract for the carbon dioxide (CO2) injection project



  1. Sale of offshore holdings approved
  2. Snøhvit Development Approved
  3. AMC to install Snøhvit
  4. Subsea contracts for Snøhvit
  5. Dragados Industrial builds in Cadiz a natural gas treatment plant for the North of Norway
  6. Statoil Increases ownership in the Snøhvit Unit
  7. GE Oil & Gas Awarded $147 Million Contract to Support Statoil’s Snøhvit Field Carbon Dioxide Injection Project

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