Gas is part of a low emission energy transition away from coal in a world with ever-increasing energy demand. The European Commission has presented the Taxonomy Complementary Climate Delegated Act on climate change mitigation and adaptation, addressing gas as a transitional energy source.
Knowing the impact of energy consumption is an eye-opener. What are the emissions and their related cost? What is the effect of increasing CO2 taxes? What is the cost of energy over time? Should we choose something more energy efficient with a higher CAPEX? All these questions may be answered using Just Eco, a new tool developed by Aker Solutions. A comparison of different alternatives such as: products, vendors, technology or concepts may be performed. Emissions related to power generation will be different from region to region, a kg CO2/kWh will be defined representing the regional norm for electricity generation.
As an example, subsea gas compression has proven its value as a real opportunity to maximize return for mature gas fields as well as new discoveries, with a significant potential for reduced CAPEX and OPEX compared to topside solutions. Also the environmental footprint of subsea compression installations are significantly lower, offering advantages over topside solutions. There is a substantial reduction in power demand compared to a traditional compression setup. Decarbonizing the production of gas as part of the energy transition to meet the energy demand in a responsible way is calling for this technology in years to come.