Equinor, partners finalise plan for using power from shore for Utsira High area fields

first_img Equinor expects the overall area solution will offset approximately 1.2 million tonnes of CO₂ per year. Photo: courtesy of Equinor ASA. Equinor said that the Johan Sverdrup field will supply the Gina Krog, Ivar Aasen and the Edvard Grieg fields in the Utsira High area of the Norwegian North Sea with power from shore, starting from 2022.The power from shore will come from the Utsira High area power grid.According to Equinor, the area’s licence partners had recently agreed on maximising the utilization of power from shore to the area by allowing partial electrification of the Sleipner field centre.Equinor expects the power from shore solution to reduce emissionsThe Norwegian oil and gas company said that the overall area solution will help in offsetting nearly 1.2 million tonnes of CO₂ per year.Equinor technology, projects and drilling executive vice president Anders Opedal said: “The Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) is leading in producing oil and gas with low greenhouse gas emissions. By enabling partial electrification of Sleipner and tie-in fields, we are making maximum utilization of the area solution for power from shore to the Utsira High to further reduce emissions from the NCS.”The company said that the power from shore solution included in the Johan Sverdrup phase 2 development will offer an additional capacity of 35MW, which can meet the increased demand for electricity from existing or additional fields in the future.Following the recent negotiations by the licence partners, the Sleipner field centre alongside the Gudrun platform and other tie-ins, will be supplied with power from shore to cover parts of their power demand. The solution will also make sure that the Edvard Grieg platform, operated by Lundin Norway, will be fully electrified through power from shore.Lundin Petroleum revealed that the Edvard Grieg power from shore project will see the retirement of the existing gas turbine power generation system on the platform, and installation of electric boilers that will generate process heat. The project will also include installation of a power cable from Johan Sverdrup to the Edvard Grieg platform, said the parent company of Lundin Norway.Lundin Petroleum president and CEO Alex Schneiter said: “Full power from shore for Edvard Grieg, as part of the Utsira High power grid, will not only significantly reduce the carbon emissions from the area to below 1kg of CO2 per barrel but will also allow us to drive further value from the asset base through higher production efficiency, reduced operating costs and less carbon tax.“The CO2 saved from Edvard Grieg alone, will amount to approximately 200,000 tonnes per year from 2022, in addition to the emission savings as a result of power from shore to Johan Sverdrup.” Equinor said that the overall area solution will offset approximately 1.2 million tonnes of CO₂ per yearlast_img read more

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Former Miss Florida, wife of Tarzan actor brutally killed by son

first_imgFormer Miss Florida and the wife of “Tarzan” actor Ron Ely was stabbed to death by their 30-year-old son, who was fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies, shortly after.Police arrived at the scene and found 62-year-old Lundeen Ely dead with multiple stab wounds shortly after 8 p.m., Tuesday evening.The deceased suspect is identified as Cameron Ely.After killing his mother, he is heard in a chilling 911 call, alleging that his father was responsible for the attack.Authorities confirmed Ron Ely was home during the gruesome incident but could not communicate with officers because of his compromised speech from a medical condition.The 81-year-old was not injured but taken to a local hospital for evaluation.He is known for playing the title character on the NBC series “Tarzan,” which ran from 1966 to 1968.He was also the host of the Miss America pageant in 1980 and 1981, where he met his wife.Before marrying Ron, Valerie competed in the Miss Florida competition in 1981, representing the city of Miami.She went on to compete at the Miss USA beauty pageant later that year but did not win.The couple had three children and were married for about 35 years.Besides their son Cameron who reportedly lived with his parents, the couple shared two daughters, Kirsten and Kaitland, 32.Kirsten, a social media influencer, referred to her mother as her best friend in a 2010 blog post. The family has not spoken out at this time.It is unclear what events led to the tragedy, or whether Cameron committed suicide by cop.An autopsy for both Valerie and Cameron is pending.last_img read more

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