We use cookies
to help provide you with a good experience on our website. By continuing to browse the website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Equinor drives down emissions with the help of digital solutions


Equinor drives down emissions with the help of digital solutions

Equinor said that it has restarted production from the Peregrino field in the offshore Campos basin in Brazil, more than two years after it was suspended for unplanned maintenance of the subsea equipment. - OGV Energy

After stopping the production from the offshore Brazilian heavy oil asset in April 2020, the company carried out maintenance, upgrades, and repairs on the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. Equinor also installed a new platform called Peregrino C at the field during this period.

Peregrino C is heading towards the start of production, said Equinor, which expects to draw the first oil from the platform in Q3 2022.

The new platform is part of the Peregrino phase 2 project, which aims to prolong the lifetime and value of the field and deliver an additional 250-300 million barrels.

According to the Norwegian energy company, the investments have facilitated the safe resumption of production and will help boost the overall capacity of the Peregrino field and in reducing the carbon emissions intensity.

Our top priority is the safety of our people and our operations. The investments in technology, new equipment and maintenance have allowed us to safely resume production at Peregrino and to prepare for the start-up of the new Peregrino Phase 2 project.

Equinor Brazil country manager Veronica Coelho

Equinor said that in line with its low carbon strategy, it has made major investments at the field to lower its CO2 emissions.

The Peregrino phase 2 project is expected to reduce absolute emissions in the offshore Brazilian field by 100,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum, said the company. For this, Equinor plans to deploy digital solutions to streamline consumption of energy apart from using gas-powered power turbines to reduce and replace consumption of diesel in a drastic manner.

The Peregrino field began production in 2011. Equinor is the operator of the field with a 60% stake and is partnered by Sinochem (40%).

Relevant news

Saudi Aramco, Equinor subsidiaries fund network provider Data Gumbo
Saudi Arabia and Norway have backed a $4 million Series C equity fund for smart contract.
How Cairn Oil & Gas is using IT to overcome one business challenge after another
Sandeep Gupta’s innovative use of technology has enabled the company to cut costs, reduce time to first oil.
Major engineering contract awarded at landmark Peterhead Carbon Capture Power Station
SSE Thermal and Equinor-led project would be Scotland’s first power station with carbon capture and storage.
SSE thermal and Equinor to acquire triton power in acceleration of low-carbon ambitions
SSE Thermal and Equinor have entered into an agreement to acquire Triton Power Holdings Ltd from Energy Capital Partners.
Fluxys and Equinor launch solution for large-scale decarbonisation in North-Western Europe
Fluxys and Equinor have agreed to develop a major infrastructure project for transporting captured CO2.
Equinor and Technip Energies join forces on floating wind
Equinor and Technip Energies will work from an early design phase to address local supply chain opportunities.