This Public Report has been prepared by a consortium of Ørsted, Neptune, and Coa17 and represents a summary of the output of Project Neos. Project Neos is a pre-FEED study which investigated the technical and commercial aspects of establishing an electrical connection between an Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) and an offshore Oil and Gas (O&G) installation. The delivery of Project Neos was supported through the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) managed '£1 million decarbonisation competition for the electrification of offshore oil and gas installations'.
The motivations underpinning the delivery of Project Neos in part link to the UK industry commitment to progressively decarbonise upstream extraction and production operations through the coming decades, and also link to the UK offshore wind industry investigating a potential new route to market. Platform electrification presents a unique opportunity for cross-industry collaboration and carbon emission reduction.