Ramon Abritta Aquiar Santos

The integration of offshore wind power and O&G platforms offers environmental benefits.

However, the intermittent wind power cannot provide scheduled and reliable power to the O&G platforms. A battery energy storage system (BESS) can be needed. The cooperation needs to count for the uncertainties in wind and O&G production processes. The ESR will integrate different sources and types of information (e.g., time series, images, results from numerical models based on finite elements approaches) into operations-oriented models, to devise novel control and health monitoring algorithms for the management of hybrid offshore energy hubs.

The ESR will also develop the techno-economic study of system design that considers both capital and operational costs, along with the possibility for economic benefits from fuel savings and CO2 emission reductions.

  • Host organisation: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • PhD-enrolment: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Expected start date: ~Nov 2021
  • Secondment: EQN (3 months), ICL (3 months), SGRE (4 months)

Research Directors:

  • Prof. Alexey Pavlov alexey.pavlov@ntnu.no
  • Dr. Børre Tore Børresen btbo@equinor.com
  • Prof. Damiano Varagnolo damiano.varagnolo@ntnu.no