The complex indeed had high energy consumption. This was due to several factors, such as inefficient equipment, operating practices, and condition of the field. While maturity is an unavoidable issue, it still had a significant energy penalty.The Energy Intensity of the complex was 8.9 GJ/t, much higher than the industry best practice of between 1.5 and 3.2 GJ/t.
KBC consulting used a technique called ‘Gap Analysis’ to identify the areas of inefficiency and to quantify the contribution of each in the overall platform productivity.
KBC identified over a dozen projects with a total savings of USD 700,000/year. In addition to providing a detailed energy savings report, KBC also identified a list of operational improvements which were critical for the safe and efficient operation of the platform.