A fledgling company behind a £10-billion plan to decarbonise swathes of North Sea oil platforms using 200 of the largest floating wind turbines has revealed the identity of one of its partners.
A pair of offshore engineering specialists have revealed ambitious plans for a £10 billion floating wind project aimed at slashing emissions from UK oil and gas platforms.
CNOOC has teased plans to electrify its North Sea platforms through floating wind and “build a new energy business” in the UK.
UK oil and gas firms would have to fully electrify the west of Shetland and central North Sea basins to achieve government and industry’s green goals, an analyst has said.
A senior boss at Chrysaor has projected a “huge amount of activity in the North Sea” for offshore platform electrification in the coming years.
Equinor has been granted permission to partially electrify one of its North Sea gas fields.
Total is exploring the possibility of using renewable energy sources to power two of its North Sea gas fields.
West of Shetland operators are working with “serious intent” to get huge new oil projects “to a net zero outcome”, according to the head of a major clean energy scheme on the islands.
Oil and gas industry warned it needs to become ‘wholly different’ as CCC releases landmark net zero report
North Sea oil and gas firms are being warned they will need to become “wholly different” if they want to retain their position in the structure of the UK’s economy.
Offshore platform electrification will be the “main key technology” in reducing carbon emissions from oil and gas production, according to a senior academic.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has hosted the first in a series of talks on using green power for Central North Sea platforms.
Every major oil firm in the UK and Norway is now engaged in talks on electrification of offshore platforms, according to energy services giant Baker Hughes.