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Summary Information

  • Source: Ekofisk
  • Destination: Karsto Gas Processing Plant
  • Ownership:
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  • Length: kilometres ( miles)
  • Capacity: per day
  • Status: Operating


  • The Statpipe dry gas pipelines became operational in 1985 and previously belonged to the Statpipe joint venture.
  • One leg runs over land and through three submarine tunnels from Kårstø to Kalstø, through a concrete culvert in the shore zone and on to the Draupner S platform in the North Sea. This line is 228 kilometres long and has an internal diameter of 28 inches.
  • With an internal diameter of 36 inches, the second leg in the system runs for 155 kilometres from the Heimdal platform in the North Sea to Draupner S. A third section, also with an internal diameter of 36 inches, continues for 213 kilometres from Draupner S to the Ekofisk complex further south.
  • When this part of the system opened in1985, it terminated at the Ekofisk 2/4-S riser platform. The latter has since been removed.
  • A bypass was laid in the summer of 1998 to take the Statpipe system around the Ekofisk complex.

Related Oil and Gas Fields


  • McDermott: Statpipe RP I, RP II and Tripod
  • Kvaerner: Jacket, Piles and Deck for Riser Platform


  • 1985 - Operations began

Other Information

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  1. Statpipe, Gassco
  2. FoundOcean Europe Subsea References
  3. Kvaerner Platform References
  4. Kvaerner Topsides References

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