Results 2017

Synthesis paper climate gains in the North Sea

In 2017, the North Sea Energy programme mainly focused on assessing the added value of platform electrification. The platforms were assessed and electrification scenarios were optimised for this. An initial assessment was also made for other system integration capabilities, including:

  • Power-to-gas: Power-to-hydrogen is assessed using offshore (on platform and in wind turbine) electrolysis and onshore electrolysis
  • Offshore and onshore conversion of natural gas into hydrogen and CO2 for underground storage
  • Offshore natural gas conversion to electricity
  • Energy storage: assessment of the value of the battery storage offshore

The study also offered perspectives on the role of system integration options in the energy landscape of the future, the macro economy, the environmental benefits of platform electrification and the impact on the human capital agenda.

The online Energy Atlas was first published in 2017.

The research results of the program are summarized in the synthesis document 'Climate gains through system integration in the North Sea'.

Public deliverables

  • Towards sustainable energy production on the North Sea

Other deliverables

  • North Sea Energy Atlas
  • Re-use of subsurface assets
  • Review of scenarios for offshore system integration on the North Sea towards 2050
  • Human Capital Agenda
  • Info sheets offshore system integration options
  • Techno-economic explortation of gas to wire at nearly-depleted fields
  • Towards sustainable energy production on the North Sea
  • Inventory of innovative energy transition concepts
  • The value of electrification of offshore gas platforms
  • Life cycle assessment of platform electrification