Platforms Offshore Norway Go Electric, Replace Gas Power
The Norwegian company Equinor, formerly Statoil, has identified three offshore oil and gas platforms as candidates for replacing their gas turbines with electric power from land-based sources. According to Equinor, the transition may cut CO2 emissions by more than 600,000 tons per year.
The platforms include Troll C and the Sleipner field center, which includes the Gudrun tie-in platform in the North Sea. On Troll C, the CO2 emission reduction potential is 365,000 tons per year by platform electrification, and for the Sleipner field center and Gudrun the CO2 emission reduction potential is 250,000 tons per year. Electrification may also lead to annual reductions of NOx emissions by around 2,500 tons.
Read the full article at Equinor.