ABB released an announcement informing that it will provide the Australian oil and gas company, Woodside, with a PowerStore Battery storage system, capable of remote management of operations and service. The system will be installed on the Goodwyn A platform.
The new system will contribute to Woodside’s 2020 goal of reducing carbon emissions and will help lower cost of operations and maintenance.
The Goodwyn A offshore production platform is based 135 km northwest of Karratha in Western Australia and has been operating since 1995. The platform combines production, re-injection, utilities and accommodation facilities.
Dry gas and condensate from surrounding reservoirs is transported through a network of pipelines to Goodwyn A and then sent on-shore to the Karratha Gas Plant to be processed.
Goodwyn A is designed for up to 30 production wells, including five re-injection wells, and has a daily production capacity of up to 36,000 tons of gas and 11,000 tons of condensate, ABB noted.
ABB’s Ability PowerStore battery storage system will support Goodwyn A’s existing gas turbine generators. The battery will replace one of the six existing gas turbine generators and reduce the need for using the emergency diesel generator.
Short term backup will be provided via the new battery energy storage system within the microgrid.
Furthermore, an ABB Ability Microgrid Plus control system will be uses and it will be possible to be remotely operated.