LowEmission, the Research centre for reducing offshore greenhouse gas emissions on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, held its Consortium days on 17-18 November in Trondheim. This was the Centre’s first major in-person event since the beginning of the pandemic.
Keynote speakers for the conference were Gunnar Lille, managing director at OG21, Thierry Boscal-de-Reals, R&D Project Manager at TOTALEnergies, and Lennart Näs, Senior Key Expert GT Operation and performance. Gunnar Lille presented OG21’s new technology strategy for the Norwegian petroleum industry. Thierry Boscal-de-Reals presented TotalEnergies’ plan for the green transition. Lennart Näs had a presentation about decarbonised energy solutions.
This was followed by presentations from the leaders of all the of the Centre’s subprojects, as well as two knowledge-building spin-off projects.
Next, two LowEmission PhD candidates made presentations about their respective research topics. First up was Daniel Mota, with his thesis titled “Control strategies for stability guarantee in oil and gas platforms with significant renewable energy integration”. You can read about his work by following the link below:
The second PhD candidate to present was I Gusti Agung Gede Angga, with his topic: “Reduction of emissions from hydrocarbon production through alternative and energy-efficient drainage strategies”.
Two panel debates also took place on day one: the first one about Efficiency and emission improvement, and the second about New installations.
On the second day, Charlotte Berge (Lundin) spoke on behalf of the Board, and Ane Bryn Berg (Repsol) on behalf of the Technical committee of innovation & commercialisation. The two had an interesting discussion about the challenge of taking things from the simulation/prototype stage to real world.
This was followed by the presentation of two new Green Platform projects, with were awarded financing in September. Both projects will have significant synergies with LowEmission. Carbon Links (LINCCS) will link large-scale, cost-effective, permanent offshore CO2 storage across the value chain. Ocean Grid will develop new technology, knowledge and solutions to enable a profitable development of offshore wind on the Norwegian continental shelf. It will look particularly at the way offshore wind will be connected to the grid.
The day concluded with the Consortium days’ third panel, titled Mobile Units and Hybrid System.
LowEmission researches cleaner offshore energy systems and integration with renewable power production technologies. It will be in operation from 2019 to 2026.