Running like a clock on the seabed

Åsgard (Norway) – September 27th, 2016 – The world’s first subsea gas compression system has now been in operation for one year on the Åsgard field. The system has been running like a Swiss clock with practically no stops or interruptions.


IMB is proud of being part of the Åsgard subsea compression project completed in 2015, as the first of its kind in the world. This project foresees compressors installed on the seabed, instead of on a platform, thus directly using sea water for cooling so sending liquefied gas to sea surface. This will improve recovery from Mikkel and Midgard reservoirs by around 280 million barrels of oil equivalents.
IMB has given his contribution to the project from the first preliminary modeling to the sinking yard off the coast of Norway.