The global shift to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions has positioned natural gas as one of the key sources to accelerate decarbonization of the energy mix. The method used to extract these resources, as well as the associated energy consumption, will also be a major contribution in meeting the defined sustainability goals. Subsea compression technologies have an instrumental role to play as they provide significant benefits in terms of recovery, accelerated production, as well as energy efficiency. In other words, producing more low carbon energy, with less energy consumption.
Subsea gas compression takes advantage of more than 25 years of advancements in the subsea boosting domain. This is particularly true for the OneSubsea multiphase compression technology, leveraging an unparalleled experience with 35+ systems delivered, totaling more than 4 million hours of operating time.
The benefits of subsea compression are particularly evident for deep waters and long tiebacks. Scientific studies show that subsea compression enables more than 60% reduction in compression energy compared to the topside option. Along with increased recovery, the reduction in energy intensity will be even greater.
Shifting to renewable and low-carbon energy sources is essential for decarbonizing oil and gas production. Regardless of energy source, optimizing the energy efficiency in the production value chain secures adequate energy supply, which in turn reduces cost, carbon footprint and environmental impact. Subsea multiphase compression is the best tool to drastically reduce the energy intensity of offshore gas production.