Norway has over the years taken several steps to reduce its upstream emissions through electrifying offshore platforms, reducing flaring volumes, installing carbon capture and storage (CCS), and other energy efficiency measures. Power from shore to offshore platforms already started in 1996 when Troll East (A) came on-stream, with the Johan Sverdrup field as the latest addition in 2019. The latter infrastructure will also supply power to other developments located on the Utsira High and Sleipner area during the Johan Sverdrup Phase II development. Martin Linge and Snohvit Phase 2 (Askeladd), both with planned start-up in 2020, will also get power from shore. Hywind Tampen, the world largest sanctioned floating wind park (88MW), takes offshore electrification to the next level. From around 10% in 2005, the Norwegian oil and gas production from electrified offshore platforms have increased to around 30% in 2018. Rystad Energy forecast that the number will grow to around 40% by 2025, driving down CO2 emissions.
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