Europipe II

Europipe II is a natural gas pipeline from the Kårstø processing plant north of Stavanger to a receiving terminal at Dornum in Germany. It came on stream on 1 October 1999.[1]

Europipe II gas pipeline
Europipe II at Kårstø
Europipe II at Kårstø
CountryNorway, Germany
General directionnorth–south
FromKårstø, Norway
Passes throughNorth Sea
ToDornum, Germany
General information
Typenatural gas
Technical service providerStatoil
Technical information
Length658 km (409 mi)
Maximum discharge24 billion cubic meters per year
Diameter42 in (1,067 mm)


It starts from Kårstø processing plant and 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.[2] At Dornum the gas is supplied into the Netra (Norddeutsche Erdgas Transversale) gas pipeline, which runs to Salzwedel in eastern Germany.

Technical descriptionEdit

The diameter of pipeline is 42 inches (1,100 mm) and the capacity is 24 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.[3] 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.[4] It was commissioned in 1999 and it cost 9.6 billion NOK. The pipeline is operated by Gassco, the technical service provider is Statoil.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Europipe II on stream" (Press release). Statoil. 1999-10-01. Retrieved 2010-01-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Scuchardt, B. (July 1998). "Environmental Impact Assessment. Europipe II in Germany: Onshore Section" (PDF). Bioconsult Schuchardt & Scholle. Statoil: 4. Retrieved 2010-01-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Europipe II fully laid" (Press release). Statoil. 1999-06-04. Retrieved 2010-01-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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