When it comes to the transition toward cleaner forms of energy such as renewables, the offshore oil and gas industry has plenty of technical knowledge to offer, experts say.

Take the Equinor-operated Hywind wind farm offshore Scotland, for example. Its giant wind turbines utilize the same spar technology as Equinor’s Aasta Hasteen Field, the deepest oil and gas field development offshore Norway. Weighing 70,000 tonnes and standing 339 m tall, the spar platform comprising Aasta Hasteen—where production started in 2018—was a first for the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

It “shows how we can use this human capital, the skills we have, the financial capital and project management to really drive big projects in this area,” Monica Bøe, vice president of safety, security and sustainability for Equinor, said during a virtual event hosted by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

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