Solar PV Options to Reduce Emissions from Drilling, Completions, and Production Operations
This research assesses options for the oil and gas sector in Canada to reduce scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions from their drilling and completions operations. This sector accounts for 26% of national GHG emissions in Canada. Drilling and completions operations contribute to a significant portion of greenhouse gas emissions which can be reduced by various options. This paper explores the techno-economic feasibility of implementing different solar photovoltaic options to offset the carbon emissions for a specific organization. Using organizational and historical data coupled with SAM simulation software, the research finds that bi-facial panel systems with single-axis tracking offer the most cost-effective solution with the lowest Levelized Costs Of Electricity (LCOEs) when compared to their mono-facial, fixed mounted counterparts. Carbon offset credits produced by the system can be used to meet the organization's emissions compliance obligations.
Gajudhur, A. N. (2022). Solar PV Options to Reduce Emissions from Drilling, Completions, and Production Operations (Unpublished master's project). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.