Ormen Lange Field to use KONGSBERG transponders
Posted on 06.05.2004 - 03:19 EDT in SURVEY NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
We have signed an agreement with Hydro to deliver seabed reference transponders for the Ormen
Lange oil field in the North Sea. The transponders will be installed as seabed references throughout the entire field;
from the very complex near shore area, out over the plateau, the landslide edge, through the tough ridge topography
landscape and into the deepwater area where the templates are to be installed.
All construction and survey vessels
working with the project will utilise the transponders, which will comply with Kongsberg’s High Precision Acoustic
Positioning (HiPAP) systems on Super Short and Long Base Line principles. The Ormen Lange field will be developed by Hydro
with seabed installations at depths of between 800 m and 1100 m, and will be linked to a processing plant on land at
Nyhamna in the Aukra municipality, from where the gas will be exported.
When it reaches full production, the field
will meet 20 percent of the UK’s demand for gas. Hydro’s subsea solutions are taking technological developments on the
Norwegian continental shelf significant steps forward. The Ormen Lange gas field will not be visible on the surface when
it comes on stream in 2007, and Kongsberg Maritime’s acoustics systems will have helped to provide the construction teams
with the full picture in the darkness below during the building of this massive project.