Transocean deploys hybrid energy storage on floating rig

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean has deployed what is says is the world’s first hybrid energy storage system aboard a floating drilling unit. The system is now operational on the Transocean Spitsbergen rig, engaged in drilling operations at the Snorre field in Norway.

Transocean said on Wednesday that its patented hybrid power technology, developed in partnership with Aspin Kemp and Associates, reduces fuel consumption and increases a dynamically positioned rig’s station-keeping reliability by capturing energy generated during normal rig operations that would otherwise be wasted, and storing it in batteries.

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