Register with us today

and in less than 60 seconds continue your access to:Latest news headlinesAnalytical topics and featuresCommodities videos, podcast & blogsSample market prices & dataSpecial reportsSubscriber notes & daily commodity email alerts

Already have an account?

Log in to register

Forgot Password

Please Note: Platts Market Center subscribers can only reset passwords via the Platts Market Center

Enter your Email ID below and we will send you an email with your password.

  • Email Address* Please enter email address.

If you are a premium subscriber, we are unable to send you your password for security reasons. Please contact the Client Services team.

If you are a Platts Market Center subscriber, to reset your password go to the Platts Market Center to reset your password.

In this list
Natural Gas

Issues at Norway's Aasta Hansteen gas field to continue until Feb 1

Bunker Fuel | Oil | Crude Oil | Fuel Oil | Shipping | Marine Fuels | Storage | Tankers

Sweet opportunities remain for sour crude and heavy products

Natural Gas

Platts Inside FERC Bidweek Watch

Renewables | Natural Gas | Fuel Oil | Infrastructure & Utilities

Central American Energy Conference, 22nd Annual

Coal | Electric Power | Natural Gas

German gas plant outlook brightens for winter as capacity tightens

Issues at Norway's Aasta Hansteen gas field to continue until Feb 1


Problems had been expected to be resolved by Friday

Production impact since December 21 on startup issues

Hansteen is first deepwater field in Norwegian Sea

London — Issues that have plagued the major Aasta Hansteen gas field in the Norwegian Sea since its startup in mid-December are now expected to continue to impact the field until February 1, according to an update on the website of natural gas grid operator Gassco.

Not registered?

Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience.

Register Now

Equinor-operated Hansteen -- the first deepwater development in the Norwegian Sea -- started production on December 16, and was initially impacted by processing problems just four days after its launch.

It was followed by well issues first declared on December 21, with an initial impact of 8 million cu m/d.

The resolution of the startup issues was expected this Friday, but the expected date has now been pushed back to February 1, according to the Gassco update late Tuesday.

The volume impact at Hansteen since the start of 2019 has varied between 6 million cu m/d and 12 million cu m/d.

Equinor has declined to comment on the technical problems at the field, saying it does not provide additional information to REMIT announcements by Gassco.

Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas link on track despite EU regulation risk

Russia's controversial Nord Stream 2 and Turk Stream line projects are still on track to come online at the end of this year, despite risks of EU regulation and US sanctions. This podcast examines the projects' impact on European gas flows, prices and regulatory risks.

Listen now

Hansteen -- together with the Snefrid Nord satellite field -- is expected to produce 23 million cu m/d at plateau.

It is considered a key asset to offset falling gas production in more mature parts of the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

--Stuart Elliott,

--Edited by James Leech,