Statfjord needed to be tied into the Norpipe gas pipeline from Ekofisk to Emden. The Statpipe transport system was therefore laid to a huge processing plant at Kårstø north of Stavanger. It then continued to the Ekofisk 2/4 S riser platform where it tied into Norpipe.
In 1989, however, Statpipe was laid in a bypass around the Ekofisk Complex and reconnected to Norpipe on the seabed further to the south.
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