Shell and its partners are set to enter within the next few weeks the early engineering and design stage of work on the Ormen Lange phase three project in the Norwegian Sea off Norway.

The project is set to involve wet gas subsea compression to boost recovery.

Ormen Lange 3 is now back on track after operator Shell and partners Equinor, Petoro, ExxonMobil and Ineos decided in 2014 to postpone further development work because of the project's high costs.

Earlier this year, Shell confirmed there had been a breakthrough when it said it had managed to reduce project costs by 50% and that the partners had selected OneSubsea’s wet gas subsea compression concept for the proposed development.