Norne lies in a licence which was awarded in 1986, and embraces blocks 6608/10 and 6608/11. Located 85 kilometres from Heidrun, this area has a water depth of 380 metres.
The field has been developed with a production and storage ship tied to subsea templates. Flexible risers carry the wellstream to the ship, which rotates around a cylindrical turret moored to the seabed. Risers and umbilicals are also connected to the turret. The ship has a processing plant on deck and storage tanks for stabilised oil.
Gas has been exported from Norne since February 2001. It travels through the Norne Gas Export Pipeline and the Åsgard Transport trunkline via Kårstø north of Stavanger to continental Europe.
The field is roughly 1,400 kilometres from the landfall at Dornum in Germany.