|Europipe II gas pipeline|
Europipe II at Kårstø
|Passes through||North Sea|
|Technical service provider||Statoil|
|Length||658 km (409 mi)|
|Maximum discharge||24 billion cubic meters per year|
|Diameter||42 in (1,067 mm)|
The starts from Kårstø processing plant. It runs about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) onshore from Kårstø to Vestre Bokn. From there, the 642-kilometre (399 mi) offshore pipeline runs through Norwegian, Danish and German sectors of the North Sea. The German onshore section is 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) long. At Dornum the gas is supplied into the Netra (Norddeutsche Erdgas Transversale) gas pipeline, which runs to Salzwedel in eastern Germany.
The diameter of pipeline is 42 inches (1,100 mm) and the capacity is 24 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year. Most of the gas is supplied from Statoil's Åsgard, Sleipner East/West, Gullfaks and Statfjord fields.
The Europipe II pipeline was laid by Semac I, Castoro Sei and Solitaire pipe-laying ships. It was commissioned in 1999 and it cost 9.6 billion NOK. The pipeline is operated by Gassco, the technical service provider is Statoil.
- "Europipe II on stream" (Press release). Statoil. 1999-10-01. Retrieved 2010-01-29.
- Scuchardt, B. (July 1998). "Environmental Impact Assessment. Europipe II in Germany: Onshore Section" (PDF). Bioconsult Schuchardt & Scholle (Statoil): 4. Retrieved 2010-01-29.
- Gilardoni, Andrea; Antonioli,, Barbara; Carta, Marco (2008). The World Market for Natural Gas: Implications for Europe. Springer. p. 64. ISBN 978-3-540-68200-4. Retrieved 2010-01-29.
- "Europipe II fully laid" (Press release). Statoil. 1999-06-04. Retrieved 2010-01-29.
- Europipe II, Gassco website