Eni Norge, as operator of the Goliat field, has together with the Goliat partners decided that the energy solution for the Goliat FPSO platform shall be based on electricity from shore through a cable combined with a gas turbine on the FPSO.
Electrification of new oil and gas developments is an important element in efforts to enhance power supply efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
The concept chosen for Goliat is adapted to electrification. The electrification solution is based on proven technology and it will be operational from the start-up of production. Electrification of new oil and gas developments is an important element in efforts to enhance power supply efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
The solution will result in significant reduction in CO2 emissions compared to offshore power generation.
It is also an advantage that the two power supply sources are independent which means that operations can continue, at reduced capacity, in case of loss of one power source. This is of particular importance for Goliat where the interruption in production should be kept at a minimum due to low reservoir temperature.
The cable will have spare capacity for delivery of electricity from shore intended for tie-in of new fields to Goliat.
Studies show that power required for Goliat can be supplied within the delivery capacity of the regional and local grid system.
The final FPSO concept selection for the Goliat development is planned for in the beginning of 4th quarter, followed by submission of Plan for Development and Operation by year-end 2008.