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Shell: Ormen Lange gas output reduced due to reduced power at Onshore gas plant

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BY KJETIL MALKENES HOVLAND

OSLO — Royal Dutch Shell said that gas flows from the giant Ormen Lange field offshore Norway have been reduced following a grid failure affecting an onshore gas processing plant.

Gas flows from the Nyhamna gas processing terminal, whic processes gas from the Ormen Lange field mainly for export to the U.K., was reduced by 53 MMcm, according to Gassco. Output is expected to be reduced by 37 MMcm, it said.

The terminal on Norway’s west coast has a maximum production capacity of about 70 MMcmpd, said a Shell spokeswoman. The maximum production at Ormen Lange is equal to about 20% of the U.K.’s natural gas consumption, read more

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Shell Ormen Lange Gas Field Won’t Reach Full Output Until 2010

Shell Ormen Lange Gas Field "Peak will be in 2010,'' Adam Newton, a spokesman for the operator, said in a phone interview from Shell's office in The Hague yesterday. StatoilHydro ASA, which managed the field until last year, had expected maximum production in 2009.

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