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UK: North Sea Operators Propose $3.7B of Emissions Reduction Schemes

May 10, 2024

North Sea oil and gas operators could invest up to $3.7 billion in 14 major projects capable of cutting up to 32 million tonnes of lifetime CO2e emissions from their production activities, according to North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA).The projects – highlighted NSTA’s annual performance review of the UK’s top 20 operators – involve using low-carbon power on platforms, installing technologies designed to eliminate routine flaring and venting…

HSM Rolls Out Topside for ONE-Dyas’ Offshore Wind-Powered Gas Platform

Apr 16, 2024

HSM Offshore Energy has rolled out the topside for ONE-Dyas’ N05-A platform, which, once fully constructed, will be the first electrified gas production platform in the North Sea that runs completely on offshore wind power.HSM reached the milestone at its yard in Schiedam…

Floating Wind Farm Set to Power O&G Platforms Gets Onshore Planning Approval

Apr 04, 2024

Offshore wind developers Flotation Energy and Vårgrønn, a joint venture between Eni’s Plenitude and HitecVision, have announced that their 560 MW floating offshore wind project Green Volt has been granted full onshore planning approval.The Green Volt floating wind farm…

Electrification: Equinor's Sleipner and Gudrun Fields Start Partly Operating on Shore Power

Apr 04, 2024

The Sleipner field center, along with the Gudrun platform and other associated fields - operated by Equinor - is now partly operating on power from shore in a decarbonization effort that will reduce annual emissions from the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) by 160…

Power Transferred Successfully to Crew Transfer Vessel Using Oasis Power Buoy

Nov 07, 2023

Oasis Marine, a company specializing in marine charging solutions, said Tuesday it had successfully transferred power through the Oasis Power Buoy to a Crew Transfer Vessel.  'This pioneering achievement paves the way for hybrid and fully electric vessels in offshore wind farms…

Port of Aberdeen's Shore Power Project to Dramatically Cut Vessel Emissions

Sep 14, 2023

Port of Aberdeen said Thursday it had been awarded funding from the UK Government for a multi-million-pound project to design and deliver the first large-scale landside and vessel-side shore power system in Scotland.'The demonstrator project…

Partners to Demonstrate Offshore Charging of SOVs

Aug 28, 2023

Danish offshore charging solutions company Stillstrom has signed an MoU with UK offshore support vessel operator North Star to accelerate the adoption of offshore charging and vessel electrification technologies for service operation vessels (SOVs) in the offshore wind sector…

Norway Approves Connection of Western Europe's Largest LNG Plant to Grid

Aug 08, 2023

Norway has approved a plan to connect Equinor's EQNR.OL Hammerfest liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant to the national power grid in a bid to cut greenhouse gas emissions, despite local opposition, the government said on Tuesday.The plan includes shutting down a gas power plant…

Norway's Petoro Warns It is Harder to Electrify Oil, Gas Platforms

Aug 02, 2023

Norwegian state energy firm Petoro said it was becoming harder to tie oil and gas platforms to the electricity grid as planned, as it reported a 34% drop in profit for the second quarter on Wednesday due to petroleum prices falling sharply.Petoro…

Partners Developing Solution for CTV Electrification Refits

Jun 09, 2023

Shift Clean Energy (Shift), Ecomar Propulsion and Aluminium Marine Consultants have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate and develop a retrofit package to electrify and transform existing crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and workboats into environmentally friendly marine vessels…

Power from Shore: Aker Solutions to Electrify OKEA's Draugen Platform

Feb 07, 2023

Norwegian offshore engineering and construction company Aker Solutions has signed a firm contract with oil firm OKEA for the electrification of OKEA's Draugen platform in the Norwegian Sea, offshore Norway.The Draugen oil field sits in about 250 meters of water…

Equinor Submits Plan for Snøhvit Future Project. Power From Shore, Onshore Compression for Hammerfest LNG

Dec 20, 2022

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor, on behalf of its partners in the Snøhvit offshore gas field in the Barents Sea, on Tuesday submitted a plan for development and operation (PDO) of Snøhvit Future to the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy…

North Sea Oil Firms to Explore Electrifying Offshore Oil and Gas Fields

Dec 06, 2022

North Sea producers BP, Equinor, and Ithaca Energy on Tuesday signed an agreement to study the electrification of oil and gas offshore production facilities in the West of Shetland area. The initiative focuses on three of the North Sea's largest fields - the BP-operated Clair field…

Norway Faces Power Deficit from 2027, Statnett Says

Nov 09, 2022

Demand for electricity in Norway will continue to outpace supply growth in the coming years, leading to a likely power deficit by 2027, transmission grid operator Statnett said on Wednesday. Power demand in Norway is expected to grow to 164 terawatt hours (TWh) in 2027…

Norway's Climate Choice: Old Oil, Gas Fields Switch to Green Power or Close Early

Aug 15, 2022

Norway will have to phase out some of its old oil and gas fields prematurely to achieve its 2030 climate goals, unless it can use carbon-free power on more offshore platforms to cut their emissions, the country's Climate Minister Espen Barth Eide said…

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