Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell has taken the final investment decision for the Ormen Lange subsea compression project offshore Norway, which will become the first gas field to utilise subsea compression without needing a topsides facility.

The Ormen Lange partners are progressing a wet gas subsea compression project at Ormen Lange, Norway’s second largest gas field, and have submitted a Plan for Development & Operation (PDO) to the nation's Ministry of Petroleum & Energy.