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Consent to continued use of the MTS pipeline at Oseberg C

Norsk Hydro Produksjon AS (Hydro) has applied for consent to continue operation of the MTS pipeline at Oseberg C until 2015.


The MTS pipeline between Oseberg C and Oseberg B (illustration) has a diameter of 14", is 14 868 meters long and was installed in 1990. The pipeline was initially designed for a service life of 10 years.

illu mts pipeline

According to Hydro, the pipeline has been and continues to be an important contributor to optimal resource exploitation of the oil reserves from the Oseberg field.

Hydro and Det Norske Veritas have conducted an evaluation and concluded that the pipeline's integrity has been safeguarded in a satisfactory manner up to 2015.

We have granted Hydro consent pursuant to its application on 28 September 2007.

Contact person in the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway:
Mike Theiss