In today's world of high operating costs and low oil prices new methods of construction are needed to ensure economic viability. One such way is to maximise the use of an existing infrastructure. The paper describes how surplus power generated on the Brae A and B platforms in the UK sector of the North Sea, was utilised to supply the requirements of the East Brae platform, using transfer by 33kV sub-sea cable. First oil was produced in December 1993. This resulted in platform weight savings of around 3000 tonnes, with cost savings in excess of Pounds sterling 60 million.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • OTC 94, 26th Annual Offshore Technology Conf; 2-5 May 1994; Houston, Tx, USA. Procs. Vol 4, ppr 7509, p 47 [10 p, 4 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Evans, A R
    • McConnell, J
  • Publication Date: 1994


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00716179
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1996 12:00AM