Equinor hands in plans for partial electrification of Sleipner field

Posted On: 11-06-2020

Equinor and its partners have made an investment decision to partly electrify the Sleipner field, located offshore Norway, in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Today, the partners are submitting a revised plan for development and operation to the authorities, Equinor said in a statement. “Today, we are pleased to submit development plans for Sleipner electrification that will provide both ripple effects and major new emission cuts on the Norwegian continental shelf. This investment will contribute to further develop the NCS toward the goal of zero greenhouse gas emissions in 2050″, says Anders Opedal, Equinor’s Executive Vice President for Technology, Projects and Drilling. “Yesterday’s gratifying news that broad political agreement has been reached on temporary adjustments in the petroleum tax will provide the industry with the predictability it needs to continue work on planned projects that will stimulate new investments and maintain activity in a challenging period”, says Opedal. The solution for the Sleipner field centre will entail laying a new power cable from Sleipner to the Gina Krog platform, which will be tied into the area solution for power from shore on the Utsira High. During periods when the power need is greater than the capacity in the area solution, Sleipner will use gas turbines, like it does today, to cover the power need
(Credits: www.offshore-energy.biz)