Four of the UK continental shelf's biggest fossil fuel operators — Shell, BP, Harbour Energy and TotalEnergies — confirmed they are collaborating on a project that could lead to the electrification of a number of oil & gas production hubs in the central North Sea.

The news comes as some fossil giants look at options to help decarbonise their operations either by tapping power from onshore grids, or by directly linking production facilities to purpose-built wind or solar plants.