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Another extraction installation for exploiting Norwegian fields by the ORLEN Group has been connected to clean energy generated on land. The electrification of the Sleipner field will allow for the avoidance of 160,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. By 2024, about two-thirds of gas extraction by PGNiG Upstream Norway will be carried out using installations powered from land.

Electrification of the facilities at the Sleipner field will enable the shutdown of two gas turbines, which until now have provided the necessary energy for its operation. This will allow for a significant reduction in CO2 emissions associated with oil and gas extraction. The energy supplied from land comes almost entirely from zero-emission, renewable energy sources.

The Sleipner installation services extraction from several fields located in the central part of the North Sea. PGNiG Upstream Norway owns approximately 25% of the shares in Sleipner, providing the ORLEN Group access to more than 26 million barrels of oil equivalent remaining to be extracted from these fields. This year alone, the company will produce 3.4 million barrels of oil equivalent from them.

Sleipner was electrified with a subsea power cable that is 28 km long, leading to the Gina Krog platform, which has been powered by land-based energy since the fall of 2023. In addition to Sleipner and Gina Krog, PGNiG Upstream Norway holds shares in two other fields that have been connected to the Norwegian power grid—Ormen Lange and Duva. The total production from all electrified fields owned by the ORLEN Group this year may exceed 3 billion cubic meters of gas. This means that about 66% of gas extraction by PGNiG Upstream Norway will be conducted using installations powered by practically zero-emission electrical energy.

The company is also in the process of developing the Fenris field and the Yggdrasil extraction area, which will be powered by land-based energy from the beginning of their operation.

In addition to the ORLEN Group, the shareholders of Sleipner include Equinor Energy (operator) and Vår Energi.

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