Completed DNV GL studies suggest retrofittable wind-powered injection systems, used to increase reservoir pressure and boost oil production, could slash both capital and operating costs at offshore developments.

The launch coincides with kick-off of the Wind-powered Water Injection (Win-Win) joint industry project (JIP) being shepherded by the Oslo-headquartered organisation.

“We want to take this concept further together with both the wind energy and [oil and gas] industries and invite them to participate in a JIP to carry out an in-depth study [to test whether] a combination of the two technologies can open up an era of synergies and mutual benefit for both industries,” says DNV GL Offshore Renewable Energy service line leader Johan Sandberg.