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Offshore Wind Developers Answer Scotland’s Call For Innovation, Oil And Gas Decarbonisation

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on offshoreWIND.biz.

This is the sub-heading.

Crown Estate Scotland has received a total of 19 applications for its Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) offshore wind leasing process.

INTOG

Note that there are two sections to INTOG.

This document on the Crown Estate Scotland web site, is entitled INTOG – Public Summary and it defines the two sections.

Innovation:

  • To enable projects which support cost reduction in support of commercial deployment of offshore wind including alternative outputs such as Hydrogen.
  • To further develop Scotland as a destination for innovation and technical development which will lead to risk reductions and supply chain opportunity.

Applications in this section should be no more than 100 MW in capacity.

Targeted Oil and Gas:

  • To maximise the role of offshore wind to reduce emissions from oil and gas production.
  • To achieve target installed capacity in a way that delivers best value for Scotland, creating supply chain opportunity in alignment with Just Transition principles.

A rough estimate is that powering rigs by using offshore wind would increase gas production by around ten percent.

The Applications

The article says this about the applications.

Of the 19 applications, ten are for the Innovation part, while nine have been submitted for the TOG element.

It is expected that up to 500 MW will be awarded to innovation projects and around 4 GW for projects looking to decarbonise oil and gas assets.

The article also lists the known bidders.

Conclusion

I believe that there is going to be some outstanding applications for leases under the INTOG scheme.

I have already written about Cerulean Winds ambitious proposal in Cerulean Winds Is A Different Type Of Wind Energy Company, which could result in 6 GW of wind turbines installed amongst the oil and gas fields to provide electricity and decarbonise the platforms and rigs.

 

 

December 13, 2022 - Posted by | Energy | , , , , , , ,

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