Power-from-shore solution for Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup field
11 October, 2018
The Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Kjell-Børge Freiberg has officially opened the power-from-shore solution which will provide the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea with electricity for more than 50 years.
After a busy North Sea installation campaign, Johan Sverdrup reached another milestone when power from shore was officially switched on about a year before production start-up.
With electric power supplied from shore Johan Sverdrup operations can be run without the use of fossil fuels, which makes it one of the most carbon-efficient fields worldwide.
Johan Sverdrup full-field production is estimated to reach 660,000 barrels of oil per day at plateau, with a break-even of less than US$20 (£15.16) per barrel, and with CO2 emissions of only 0.67kg per barrel.
Power from shore to Johan Sverdrup will help reduce emissions by an estimated 460,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, equivalent to the emissions of 230,000 cars each year.
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