Almost half of the Norwegian petroleum manufacturing will quickly be run on energy from shore as the businesses are contemplating a number of electrification tasks that might cut back emissions significantly.
Today, eight fields on the Norwegian shelf obtain energy from the Norwegian energy grid with choices made to produce one other eight fields with energy on this method.
This signifies that complete CO2 emissions can be about three.2 million tonnes decrease per yr than they in any other case would have been, in line with a report by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).
An further six electrification tasks are approaching an funding determination. If they’re adopted, the averted emissions will quantity to approx. four.9 million tonnes of CO2 per yr.
The NPD’s projections present that, at this level, greater than 50 per cent of Norwegian petroleum manufacturing can be run on energy from shore within the mid-2020s.
This emerges in a report the NPD has ready in collaboration with the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), the Norwegian Environment Agency, and the Petroleum Safety Authority.
The report was submitted to Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tina Bru on Friday, 26 June.
“In just a few years, energy from shore can permit us to keep away from CO2 emissions equal to 10 per cent of complete Norwegian greenhouse gasoline emissions. At this level, virtually half of Norway’s oil and gasoline manufacturing can be working on energy from shore”, mentioned Director General Ingrid Sølvberg.
“The corporations are additionally engaged on a number of tasks that might present further emission cuts past this”.
Electrified fields & adopted tasks
Today, the Troll, Gjøa, Ormen Lange, Valhall, Goliat, and Johan Sverdrup fields have amenities provided with energy immediately from shore.
Vega can be operated with energy from shore through its host set up Gjøa, and Hod through Valhall.
The Martin Linge discipline, which is beneath improvement, can be provided with energy immediately from shore.
The Edvard Grieg, Ivar Aasen, Gina Krog, Solveig and Hanz fields will obtain energy from the world answer on the Utsira High, which is a part of the Johan Sverdrup discipline’s second part. The Duva and Nova fields can be operated with energy from shore through Gjøa.
Power from shore to those 16 fields will result in a discount in CO2 emissions in Norway of three.2 million tonnes per yr, in comparison with what they’d in any other case have been, the NPD mentioned.
Power from shore in planning part
In addition to the 16 fields which can be both operated with energy from shore or the place this has been adopted, six different tasks have reached a sophisticated stage of the planning part. These tasks are on Troll B, Troll C, Oseberg Field Centre and Oseberg Sør, Sleipner and the Melkøya onshore facility.
An funding determination was made for Sleipner in May and the venture is now beneath regulatory evaluation. The venture can even present energy from shore to the related fields Gudrun, Sigyn, Gugne and Utgard.
The corporations have reported information in regards to the tasks within the planning part based mostly on their research. The report options calculated measure prices based mostly on these information. The calculations present that the tasks have a measurable price of under NOK 1500 per tonne of CO2.
The tasks representing the best emission reductions are the Melkøya onshore facility, Troll B, Troll C, Oseberg Field Centre and Oseberg Sør.
The corporations have reported that every one the deliberate tasks might be in operation from the mid-2020s.
Onshore energy system
“Electrification of the shelf can have penalties for the facility system each within the type of considerably larger electrical energy costs and a necessity for elevated investments onshore”, mentioned NVE Director General Kjetil Lund.
The six tasks in superior phases of the planning part will improve annual energy consumption in Norway by as much as four TWh, or about three per cent per yr.
The energy from shore tasks will…