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Power Supply Options and Suitability Assessment for Remote Oil and Gas Production Installations

Idachaba, F.E. and Orovwode, H. E. and Olowoleni, J. O. and Oni, O.O. (2014) Power Supply Options and Suitability Assessment for Remote Oil and Gas Production Installations. International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, 4 (10). ISSN 2250-2459,

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This paper is aimed at analyzing the possible power options and configurations for remote locations in the oil and gas industry with the view of proposing a cost effect power supply option suitable for the different operational requirements at these remote locations. It reviews the different power options available and presents selection criteria for the optimum choice of power generation technology, transmission links and the generation topology. The extremely high reliability and availability requirement of power supply at oil and gas production installations, the remote nature of these locations and the high power requirements of these sites make it mandatory for the power supply system to be able to deliver power to remote locations with the required reliability and availability, minimal maintenance and high mean time between failures in a cost effective manner. Different power generation options and topologies were reviewed and the use of renewable energy sources was also considered. The combined cycle gas turbine due to its high capacity, high reliability, reduced footprint and maintenance cost, configured in a distributed generation topology was found to be the optimum option.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: power generation, gas turbine, reliability, maintenance, safety.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2015 10:29
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2015 10:29

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