The Statpipe system comprises four pipelines in all. These carry gas from the Statfjord and Gullfaks fields, via the Kårstø processing plant north of Stavanger, the Draupner S platform and Norpipe, to Emden in Germany. A pipeline also connects the Heimdal platform to Draupner S. The whole system is 892 kilometres long, with its pipelines varying in diameter from 28 to 36 inches. It became operational in several phases from 1985-86. Statpipe’s Statfjord-Kårstø and Kårstø-Draupner legs were the first pipelines to cross the deep Norwegian Trench. This had been seen as an insurmountable barrier for pipelines between the continental shelf and mainland Norway. Statpipe also runs a short distance over land to and from Kårstø, and is laid in trenches and tunnels across three fjords.

From: Kårstø / Draupner S / Heimdal
To: Draupner S / Ekofisk Y / Draupner S
Length: 228 / 203 / 155 km
Diameter: 28” / 36” / 36”
Capacity: 21.1 / 44.4 / 30.7 MSm3/d
Technical Service Provider (TSP): Equinor
Operator: Gassco
Gassled: Area D