Le projet GNL Snøhvit traduit une stratégie environnementale durable.

The Snøhvit design reflects a sustainable environmental strategy.


The Snøhvit LNG Development Project is a milestone project, for Statoil and for the Norwegian Continental Shelf, as the first natural gas development project in the Norwegian part of the Barents Sea. This area is housing one of the most important fishing grounds in the world, thus it is zero tolerance for untreated effluents to the sea. Strict requirements also apply for effluents to air, due to restrictive regulations from the Norwegian authorities. In the development of the Snøhvit project, Statoil corporate philosophy on HSE issues is ranked very high when setting criteria for technology selection. The project is utilizing international guidelines, referred as Best Available Techniques, in the approach to selecting technical concepts. This is in compliance with the Statoil HSE philosophy, for developing a sustainable oil and gas industry. In order to further improve the Snøhvit project environmental profile, and contribute to the governmental requirements according to the Kyoto Protocol, the carbon dioxide removed from the feed gas will be recompressed, dried and injected via a pipeline to an offshore formation for disposal. This concept utilizes experience and technology developed by Statoil for the Sleipner field in the North Sea, where carbon dioxide is removed from the gas, dried and injected into a huge reservoir, before sales gas export to Europe.


  • Titre original : The Snøhvit design reflects a sustainable environmental strategy.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 2007-1776
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Sujet : Réglementation, Environnement
  • Source : LNG 14. Proceedings of the 14th international conference and exhibition of liquefied natural gas [CD-ROM].
  • Date d'édition : 21/03/2004


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