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RADMAPP renewable resource mapping determines viability of energy solutions

New technologies and approaches are critical to unlocking the potential of marginal field developments. Access to suitable, low carbon energy for powering fields is key, harnessing the North Sea's wealth of renewable energy resources. Understanding and mapping these resources to meet specific asset, field or reservoir location is vital, but hasn't been available previously.

Aquaterra's RADMAPP mapping system is a risk-based decision tool, which identifies key renewable resources across the UKCS, including wind, wave, tidal and solar.

These resources are mapped to known marginal fields, identifying natural power source at location. The system can be customised to model bespoke criteria, including optimal natural resource for each well or area. A range of energy solutions including tie-backs, windfarms and cables from shore are then identified and expanded to consider subsurface characteristics, logistics and overall field development economics.

Industry Value

By replacing umbilical power with alternative energy sources the industry can harness renewable power to reduce offshore emissions. This can save around £2 million in capital expenditure per deployment, or £145 million if applied to 20% of UKCS marginal developments.

Technology Organisation

Aquatera Ltd

Thinking locally and operating globally Aquatera uses its experience and expertise to help overcome some of the major environmental and energy challenges of our time. The company provides expert services, innovative products, participates in pioneering research and ground breaking ventures. These activities help make people, communities, businesses, projects, regions, countries and the wider world better and more sustainable

https://www.aquatera.co.uk/

ProjectAQUATERA - RADDMAP

Challenge

Marginal Developments

Vision

Fix Today

Entry TRL

3

Field Trial

No

Technology

RADDMAP

Type

Adapt

Achieved TRL

0

Technology Organisation

Aquatera Ltd

Thinking locally and operating globally Aquatera uses its experience and expertise to help overcome some of the major environmental and energy challenges of our time. The company provides expert services, innovative products, participates in pioneering research and ground breaking ventures. These activities help make people, communities, businesses, projects, regions, countries and the wider world better and more sustainable

https://www.aquatera.co.uk/

Key Results

The study assessed the potential for different forms of energy supply, with a particular focus on renewable energy, for the development of marginal pools in the UKCS.

Many of the small pools in the UKCS could potentially utilise energy generated from tidal, wave, solar and fixed/floating wind power devices.

Lessons Learned

Next steps will be to identify potential new developments from operators that the RADMAPP system can be used to analyse. By using operator data to refine the model and incorporating commercial analysis small pools that could be economically powered by renewable energy sources can be located.

Next Steps