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Production optimalisation & low emission upstream solutions

Challenge 6: From a climate and environmental perspective; Would field life extension with increased oil recovery be preferable compared to establishing new fields?

The challenge points towards evaluating the overall environmental impact of lifetime extension projects towards green field development. A sub challenge can be; How to achieve increased recovery while maintaining or reducing CO2 emissions?

CO2 injection, electrification, turbine optimization and boosting are all relevant topics.

Challenge 7: How do we achieve low emission and efficient produced water handling? Can new technology related to produced water used for IOR, contribute to make marginal lifetime extension projects profitable?

Produced water – a key challenge for future oil and gas production. This is a challenge related to both topside and subsea fields and is mainly a technology challenge. Do we see new technologies evolving both topside and subsea that can contribute to achieve environmental goals and more profitable solutions?

Challenge 8: How can new project execution and technology make marginal tie in of fields and projects for prolonging life of installations more profitable?

New project models with more planning onshore and less executions offshore will reduce cost related to down time during execution. More effective and well-planned topside modifications and maintenance projects can contribute to reduced down time.

Such projects can be related to electrification and energy recovery, installation of satellites and other topside modifications.

Challenge 9: How can a coordinated approach to improve logistics contribute to lower carbon footprint and reduced cost?

New technologies related to monitoring and tracking of goods can be used for more optimized logistics. In addition, better planning and use of other transportation than trucks can contribute to  lower CO2 impact.
Is it possible to establish other business models related to logistic solutions?
Can transport of personnel offshore be handled the same way as regular public transport?

Challenge 10: Electrification – Only an environmental contributor, or in fact an enabler for more cost-effective production?

The Norwegian Continental Shelf’s ambition is to be the most carbon-efficient oil and gas shelf in the world. Supply of power to platforms offshore by utilising and expanding existing infrastructure from land, using windmills or other green power supply, can be a great contributor to reach this ambition.
Is electrification of offshore infrastructure justified by ability to deliver safe operations with high value creation and low carbon emissions from fields?