Ramboll will conduct a front end engineering design (FEED) study on new pipeline in the Barents Sea.

The company will carry out a FEED study for the pipelines linking the Askeladd field to the Snøhvit field in the Barents Sea.

With no surface installations and recoverable reserves of around 193 billion cubic metres, Snøhvit field will take natural gas to land for liquefaction and export.

Snøhvit development includes two producing fields, comprising of Snøhvit and Albatross.

Askeladd field, which is third discovery part of the Snøhvit development, is enabling to maintain full capacity utilization at Melkøya LNG plant located outside the Norwegian city of Hammerfest.

When completed, Askeladd and Snøhvit will have a total length of 185km, which is said to constitute a world record of the longest subsea to shore tie-back distance.

Ramboll offshore pipelines, subsea and jackets senior director Henrik Juhl said: “This project is in perfect alignment with our objectives of leveraging our services within pipelines and growing our international portfolio.

Ramboll offshore pipelines department head Kristoffer Bergholt said: ‘Our scope of work is comprehensive and includes a FEED study, as well as umbilical routing installation, protection and tie-in design.”

Earlier, Ramboll had partnered with Statoil on various projects, including Polarled subsea pipeline that will take the Norwegian gas infrastructure across the Arctic Circle.

The pipeline will open a new gas highway from the Norwegian Sea to Europe.

Image: Ramboll will carry out a FEED study that connects Askeladd field to the Snøhvit field in Barents Sea. Photo: courtesy of Ramboll Group.