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DNV launches new O&G power generation tech

18th September 2012

Norwegian OPera system released by DNV can increase offshore oil production

DNV launches new O&G power generation tech
The power hub is fueled by associated gas or parts of the export gas produced, DNV claims, and can serve as a part of offshore LNG production

Norwegian classification society DNV has unveiled a new power generation system, it emerged on Tuesday. The concept may increase production capacity for the offshore energy sector through the use of its power-sharing technology.

DNV on Tuesday launched OPera, a system which centralizes and shares power between different production units, namely in remote and ultra-deep waters to increase power efficiency by over 15 per cent, the Norwegian firm said in a press release. The system is powered by a gas-fired combined-cycle power plant.

The power hub is fueled by associated gas or parts of the export gas produced, DNV claims, and can serve as a part of offshore LNG production, in addition to functioning as a logistical hub, or a centralized CO2 removal unit.

“The need for topisde processing power generation at each and every unit is eliminated, and available deck space can be increased,” DNV stated. “Significant increases in revenue could potentially be achieved with the installation of additional processing capabilities, resulting in more oil production from the same size installation.”

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