Equinor to make oil rigs more green with power from floating offshore wind

In a new project, Equinor is exploring the possibilities of supplying its oil rigs with electricity from a floating offshore wind farm.

Photo: PrinciplePower WindFloat

Oil fields Gullfaks and Snorre in the northernmost North Sea may in the future be supplied with with electricity from a floating offshore wind farm. Norwegian oil major Equinor with its partners from Gullfaks and Snorre will begin a new project after completing surveys for potential new oil fields, writes Equinor in a press statement.

These oil and gas fields may be the first of their kind to be supplied with electricity from floating offshore wind turbines, and the project may reduce CO2 emissions by more than 200,000 tons per year, according to the company's own calculations.

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