Petrofac will be supporting CeraPhi Energy in a first-of-a-kind geothermal study looking at the repurposing of oil and gas wells using CeraPhi’ s advanced closed loop system. The study will cover the initial phase of a staged process to determine how retrofitted wells can reduce the carbon footprint of an operating platform. The study will use EnQuest’s Magnus Platform as the base case, for which Petrofac is also operations and maintenance contractor.
Petrofac’s topside engineering team will work collaboratively with CeraPhi’s subsurface engineering team to incorporate CeraPhi’s advanced closed loop technology, CeraPhiWell™, that is designed to fit into old wells to extract heat from deep underground by a downhole heat exchanger. Depending on the results of the study, the heat produced could be used as direct power and/or heating or cooling for utilities and other services, reducing the overall carbon emissions of the facility.