More gas to Hammerfest LNG: Askeladd on stream

Askeladd is a satellite field of the Snøhvit Field and was developed as a subsea tie-in to the Snøhvit facility and Hammerfest LNG. Phase 1 of Askeladd will bring 18 billion cubic metres of gas and two million cubic metres of condensate to the market via the Hammerfest LNG plant on Melkøya.
“Askeladd is now producing, the gas will help extend plateau production from Hammerfest LNG on Melkøya up tothree years,” says Thor Johan Haave, Equinor’s vice president of operations & maintenance, Hammerfest LNG.
During normal production, Hammerfest LNG (HLNG) delivers 18.4 million standard cubic metres of gas per day or 6.5 billion cubic metres per year. This corresponds to the needs of around 6.5 million European households, or 5% of all Norwegian gas exports.
“HLNG delivers significant volumes to customers in Europe, and the gas from the Barents Sea reinforces our position as a predictable and reliable gas supplier. Askeladd and other projects in the region will ensure further value creation and production from HLNG for decades,” Haave adds.
The project was originally completed in 2020, but the start-up had to wait until the Melkøya plant resumed operations after the fire the same year. The development was delivered on schedule and NOK 650M below the cost estimate of NOK 5.2bn.

Previous articleDean Mayall – European Business Development Manager
Next articleMAAG Pump System acquires Witte Pumps & Technology