The Troll Offshore Gasfield
The Troll gas field came
onstream in 1996 and is by far Norway’s biggest. It is located on the Bergen
high, east of Oseberg and just 50 km from the coast.
The giant Troll platform, resting on the seabed at 330m
depth, is the largest man-made structure ever built. On the
stamp the Troll platform is compared to the height of the Eiffel
Tower. The platform is 472 meters high to the top of the crane. The
Eiffel tower is 300 meters high.
The map on this stamp shows
gas pipelines to the mainland of Europe. Both maps on the stamps are
oriented with east at the top. The projection above the pipelines is
the country of Denmark.
The maps on both stamps
are oriented with east at the top.The map below shows the
location of the Troll field as well as the pipelines to Norway, Great
Britain and Europe.