New generation platformsOfficial inauguration of Ekofisk II

New platforms – reduced emissions

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Oil and gas production is the second largest source of Norwegian greenhouse gas emissions, after the transport sector ¬– road vehicles and so forth.
— Sketch of Eldfisk and parts of the Ekofisk Center. Illustration: ConocoPhillips
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Norway’s CO2 tax was introduced in 1991 as a principal instrument for reducing emissions from petroleum production. This charge raised awareness of the need to curb the amounts released and to enhance efficiency on the Norwegian continental shelf.

A number of cost-effective measures for cutting CO2 emissions have subsequently been implemented, including an extensive restructuring of operations on Ekofisk and Eldfisk in 1998-2000.

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The water injection rig Eldfisk 2/7E. Photo: Kjetil Alsvik/ConocoPhillips

New and more efficient facilities were installed in the Ekofisk II development, with older ones shut down. An energy-efficient water injection platform – Eldfisk 2/7 E – was also put in place.

Choosing energy-efficient solutions produced a substantial and lasting reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. The annual amounts of CO2 and nitrogen oxides released fell by about 1.5 million tonnes and 8 000 tonnes respectively.[REMOVE]

Fotnote: Plan for Development and Operation Ekofisk South, 2010.


New generation platformsOfficial inauguration of Ekofisk II
Published 16. September 2019   •   Updated 17. October 2019
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