Norwegian company envisions wind energy role for oil production

The partnership is testing whether or not wind power could be used to help push water into offshore fields to increase reservoir pressure and stimulate production. The first phase of the wind-powered water injection project determined that the design could be used as envisioned. The consortium said it was now moving into a second phase to refine and test the electrical systems. The concept calls for floating wind turbine installations tied to offshore production facilities. The companies behind it said it helps balance a global economy dependent on fossil fuels while addressing some of the concerns associated with carbon emissions and the changing climate. (International Business Times)



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