A feasibility study on green energy production at the location of offshore oil and gas platforms in Australia

Vahid Aryai, Nagi Abdussamie, Rouzbeh Abbassi, Irene Penesis, Chien-Ming Wang, Vikram Garaniya

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Abstract

An important aim of the offshore energy sector is to replace oil and gas production with sustainable and environmentally friendly energy production. The public expectations and the international environmental agreements enforced all sectors of the governments to encourage the transition from fossil fuel production to renewable energy production. Green energy production alternatives by transforming/repurposing available offshore oil and gas platforms in Australia is essential for a successful blue economy. This research aims to explore the potential for generating green energy at the location of offshore oil and gas platforms that exist in different oil and gas basins around Australia. To this aim, the locations of seven platforms, one from each basin, are selected as case studies, and the potential energy production by using wind, wave, and solar energy conversion systems in the vicinity of the existing platforms is estimated. Furthermore, the green hydrogen production alternative is investigated in the case of repurposing the existing platforms as a storage, distribution and export multipurpose offshore platform. Finally, discussions on the other requirements for selecting target options for repurposing offshore oil and gas platforms are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME 2023 42nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2023)
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherThe American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME)
Pages80-93
Number of pages14
Volume10
ISBN (Electronic)9780791886922
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventASME 2023 42nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2023 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 11 Jun 202316 Jun 2023

Conference

ConferenceASME 2023 42nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2023
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period11/06/2316/06/23

Keywords

  • Offshore oil and gas platforms
  • decommissioning
  • repurposing
  • renewable energy
  • green hydrogen

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