EnQuest has said its Kraken FPSO is “almost impossible to electrify” and is looking at creative alternatives to decarbonise the asset.
The North Sea Transition Deal, signed last year, set out crucial emissions targets for the industry this decade: an initial 10% cut by 2025, then 25% by 2027 – which the industry is confident of achieving – and a more uncertain 50% cut by 2030.
At the Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) conference last week, EnQuest infrastructure and new energy manager Donna Sutherland set out the challenges associated with some of the goals, particularly for its assets producing past the end of this decade.
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