The Aasta Hansteen gas discovery (previously Luva) in the Norwegian Sea is situated at a depth of 1300 metres in the Vøring area, 300 kilometres from land.
The planned field development includes a SPAR platform, which will be the first such installation on the Norwegian continental shelf. SPAR is a floating installation consisting of a vertical column moored to the seabed.
The platform is 339 meters high and it weighs 70 000 tons.
The project includes expansion of the Shell-operated gas plant at Nyhamna. Preparations will be made for the tie-in of existing and future discoveries in the area.
(Source and photo: www.statoil.com)