Equinor is the Norwegian energy partner supporting the UK’s energy transition. As one of the most important energy players in the country, we supply over 30% of Britain’s oil and gas, with activities in upstream, hydrogen, batteries, carbon capture and wind power.About us
Equinor in the UK
Powering the UK’s energy future
We believe the energy transition requires investment, innovation and a broad mix of energy sources. By lowering our emissions from oil and gas, developing wind power and building the hydrogen economy of the future, we will provide reliable, affordable, sustainable energy for the UK.
Equinor in the UK
Latest UK news
Dogger Bank Wind Farm officially celebrates its Operations and Maintenance Base opening
Newcastle, 15 March 2023: Yesterday, the local community and distinguished guests including Minister of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, Graham Stuart MP, gathered to celebrate the official opening of the O&M base for Dogger Bank Wind Farm, the world’s largest offshore wind farm.
Equinor acquires Suncor Energy UK
Equinor UK Limited has signed an agreement to acquire Suncor Energy UK Limited for a total consideration of USD 850 million.
Equinor and SSE Renewables carry out early scoping work on potential 4th phase of Dogger Bank Wind Farm
Leading energy companies Equinor and SSE Renewables are carrying out early scoping work to explore options for developing a fourth phase, Dogger Bank D, of the world’s largest offshore wind farm.
Powering the energy transition in the UK
Around the UK, you can see the breadth of our activities. We're working across a broad range of products and energy types, with a wide range of partners, to help play our part in turning the net zero ambition into reality.
See some of our UK projects in the video below:
The world is in the midst of an energy crisis and a climate crisis. Is it possible to solve them both?
In the mini-series "The Biggest Test", four young people learn about the energy solutions of the future, discuss with experts and challenge the boss himself, Anders Opedal.Watch all episodes
We’re going for net zero, but what does that really mean?
Business as usual is no longer an option, because society has to move faster towards a net-zero future. Climate change presents a fundamental challenge to society. It is a shared challenge, and our industry can play an important role. Equinor aims to be a leading company in the energy transition.More on our climate ambitions
Oil and gas
From reducing to renewing
Equinor is taking a leading role in the energy transition by becoming net zero by 2050. By cutting emissions from oil and gas production and developing new technology that accelerates decarbonisation, we can contribute to net zero and be a relevant company in the future. In the UK, we are leveraging digitalisation and technology to drive new ways of working with our offshore developments. Technology provides new opportunities to keep people safe, create value and reduce carbon emissions.
The Mariner field, our first operated development in the UK North Sea, is one of our most innovative offshore developments. Equinor is at the forefront of applying new digital solutions and the latest technologies. We are testing new ground through our offshore digital workers, automated drilling and the use of Echo, a digital copy of the platform, to deliver safe and efficient solutions.
Production started on Mariner
USD 7.7 billion
Mariner supports over 500 jobs
We are currently working with our partners to deliver Rosebank, one of the largest undeveloped discoveries in the UK. As operator with a 40% interest in Rosebank, we are applying learning from the Equinor portfolio to create value and apply low carbon solutions. Equinor is fully focused in developing a robust concept and looking to apply digitalisation to support safe, efficient and low carbon operations.
Cross-border developments connect fields and infrastructure across the UK and Norwegian continental shelves, unlocking otherwise stranded resources to add value on both sides of the border. These include the Utgard and Barnacle developments that started production in 2019. The developments are possible through innovative commercial solutions and close collaboration between partners, regulators and authorities in both the UK and Norway.
From megawatts to gigawatts
Equinor is a global leader in offshore wind and is using its expertise in offshore energy to drive forward innovation in the North Sea, and help the UK reach its net zero targets.
The UK Government has the ambition to achieve 40GW of offshore wind by 2030, and has been advised by the Climate Change Committee that in order to reach net zero, up to 100GW of offshore wind will be needed by 2050.
Collaborating with others across industry, Equinor is taking a leading role in the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, a pathway to achieving the Government’s ambition to quadruple offshore wind capacity by 2030.
Equinor is the global leader in floating offshore wind – an exciting technology with huge global potential as it opens up access to deeper waters, with higher wind speed. Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, has consistently outperformed other UK wind farms, achieving the highest average capacity factor three years in a row since its operations began. This technology has been developed building on Equinor’s oil and gas expertise and has paved the way for the UK Government’s commitment to 1GW of floating offshore wind to be developed in the UK by 2030.
Decades of operating experience in the demanding conditions in the North Sea has given Equinor unparalleled insight and knowledge that is transferable to offshore wind projects. The North Sea region will play a key contribution in Equinor’s global ambition to reach an installed net renewables capacity of 12-16 GW by 2030. Our total renewables portfolio has the potential to produce 35-60 TWh in 2030 - and two thirds of this production is expected to come from offshore wind.
From the fuel of today to the fuel of tomorrow
We are linking hydrogen and carbon capture projects in two of the UK’s largest industrial clusters to shared CO2 storage in the UK North Sea.
At least 95% efficiency in capturing CO2 when producing blue hydrogen
In 2050 the UK could need enough hydrogen to meet 45% of total energy demand*.
World’s First Net Zero Cluster
How is the UK’s east coast becoming the heart of the global energy revolution?
Equinor is part of three projects that will link up to drive down emissions on the UK’s east coast. Together they are a giant step to Britain’s goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050, becoming a world leader in hydrogen and low carbon, and safeguarding high-value jobs and creating thousands of new ones.
All three make use of Equinor’s decades of experience in carbon capture and storage (CCS) and hydrogen production and also the diversity of the UK’s industrial heartlands.
The Humber estuary is at the heart of the UK’s largest industrial region which is also the most carbon-intensive – emitting 1½ times more CO2 than the next largest region. Equinor’s H2H Saltend project will from the mid-2020s supply low carbon hydrogen to local industry, and power, and we are planning to build further hydrogen production capacity in the Humber by the end of the decade. It’s the starting point for creating a Zero Carbon Humber by 2040, with hydrogen and CO2 pipelines connecting to power stations and industrial sites in the region.
With partners in Net Zero Teesside , Equinor is working to decarbonise the Teesside industrial cluster with carbon capture. CO2 emissions from both the Humber and Teesside will be transported through pipelines to permanent storage, both developed by Northern Endurance Partnership, making use of the substantial storage potential deep under the UK North Sea.
*(Source: Aurora Energy Research, Hydrogen for a Net Zero GB: an integrated energy market perspective)
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How to find us in the UK
One Kingdom Street
London, W2 6BD
Switchboard +44 (0) 203 204 3200
Main Fax: +44 (0) 203 204 3600
Prime Four Crescent,
Aberdeen AB15 8QG
Switchboard +44 (0) 1224 540 540
Main Fax: +44 (0) 1224 540 526
50 South Denes Road