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Greener O&G production with floating wind and wave power

Floating Power Plant (FPP) and partners Lundin Energy Norway, NOV-APL, Semco Maritime, Cefront Technologies and Aalborg University have completed a project aimed at using floating wind and wave power to support an offshore oil and gas facility.

According to FPP, the project shows that using renewable energy can help the oil and gas industry reduce emissions while getting a stable, high quality power supply. The renewable energy system can also help the oil and gas facilities with enhanced oil recovery.

The project developed three different designs to see if the concepts set up by the partners were usable solutions from both an engineering point of view but also as a commercial business case.

The three concepts

Intermittent direct power – a simple integration of floating wind and wave power into an oil and gas facility.

Baseload power – based on the intermittent direct power design, energy storage in the form of batteries and diesel generators have been integrated to provide baseload- or partial baseload power.

Enhanced Oil Recovery – integration of a full EOR-system placed on FPPs platform, enabling 10.000 m3 processed water injection per day with a minimum injection rate of 5.000 m3.

Anders Køhler, CEO of FPP, said: “We have shown that using renewable energy in the oil and gas industry is a good idea. All three designs proved to be viable and promising from both a technical- and a business point-of-view and they can be used in different commercial situations.

“We are also excited to see all three concepts being progressed towards commercialization and taken up in TRL, also addressing the challenges identified in the project.”

Linda Hanken, field development project manager from Lundin Energy Norway also said:

“We see the electrification and integration of renewables into O&G production as a necessity to support the transition towards climate neutrality. We find the results from the project very interesting.

Decarbonisation of O&Gas production by cost effective floating renewable technologies

illustration of Floating Power Plants P80-platform

Floating Power Plant, Lundin Energy Norway, NOV-APL, Semco Maritime, Cefront Technologies and Aalborg University secured a 4,79 mDKK from the Danish EUDP program for the project.

The project was based on FPP’s combined floating wind and wave technology and developed and adapted new designs and business concepts, for utilisation in combination with the extraction of hydrocarbons.

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