The Anonymous Widower

Equinor And Partners Consider 1 GW Offshore Wind Farm Off The Coast Of Western Norway

The title of this post, is the same as that of this press release from Equinor.

This is the first paragraph.

Equinor and its partners Petoro, TotalEnergies, Shell and ConocoPhillips in the Troll and Oseberg fields, have initiated a study and are looking into possible options for building a floating offshore wind farm in the Troll area some 65 kilometres west of Bergen, Norway.

This second paragraph describes the production and use of the electricity.

With an installed capacity of about ~1 GW and an annual production of ~4.3 TWh, with a startup in 2027, Trollvind could provide much of the electricity needed to run the offshore fields Troll and Oseberg through an onshore connection point. The Bergen area already serves several of these installations with power – and needs more input to its electricity grid. The plan is that the partnership will buy as much energy as the wind farm can produce at a price that can make the project possible.

The press release includes a map of the wind farm, the oil and gas fields and Bergen.

This is not the first time, I’ve heard of plans to use wind-generated electricity to power offshore oil and gas fields.

It could be argued that if the gas is sold to the UK or Germany, then that country is responsible for the carbon emissions.

I doubt that Vlad the Mad’s bloodstained gas is produced using a carbon-free process.

June 19, 2022 - Posted by | Energy | , , , ,

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