Hybrid Electrical Generation for Grid lndependent Oil and Gag Well Fields
In Peru today, fossil fuels including petroleum, diesel fuel and natural gas are used to produce electrical energy for oil field extraction purposes. Due to their remote geographic locations, oil and gas fields are not linked to the national interconnected electricity system (Sistema Electrico Interconectado Nacional or SEIN). Therefore, high investment costs are required to produce electricity in their remote locations.
Wind power generation is a mature technology used worldwide. Peru has a substantial potential to produce electricity using wind turbine generators. Evidence of this includes the county's 164 MW of installed capacity, distributed among four operating wind farms that provide power to the electricity market. In 2018, three additional wind parks are expected to be commissioned. They will add another 162 MW of pollution-free energy, in total representing 3.8% of the power supplied to Peru's national power grid. The purpose of this article is to present the research that assessed the implementation of a hybrid windthermal natural gas system to provide electrical power for the Block X-Talara oil field and estimate the reductions in fuel consumption and C02 gas emissions.
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