Shell takes over operatorship of major European gas field

On 1 December 2007 A/S Norske Shell (Shell) will assume responsibility for operations on the recently opened Ormen Lange gas field off the coast of Norway.

Until the handover Norsk Hydro led the Ormen Lange development while Shell was responsible for well delivery, subsurface and operations readiness. As field operator, Shell will manage the second phase of the field development, where additional subsea templates will be installed, more gas wells drilled and a concept for field compression developed.