Bridge énergies, AN OIL & GAS ACTOR COMMITTED
TO ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Toward an enduring energy transition
A MAJOR RECYCLING PROJECT
WITH KERDOS ENERGY
Bridge énergies wants to develop its activities sustainably, in a responsible and committed way. To achieve this, Bridge énergies has been working for over two years with the company Kerdos Energy, to recover the heat from the reservoir water.
The recovered heat will supply a heat network, whose heat will be used in low-temperature applications (< 60°C) such as housing, service (tertiary) or administrative buildings, and agricultural and industrial facilities.
This added-value project needs users all year round. For the 7 GWh of energy available, three users have already been identified, who will use 2.8 GWh. An agricultural dryer project (1.3 GWh) is at the discussion stage with farmers from the Nonville district (and neighboring districts).
BRIDGEOIL, PARTICIPATING IN FRANCE’S ENERGY TRANSITION BY SUPPLYING DECARBONIZED ENERGY
Oil production on the Nonville site brings up a large volume of hot water, at 67°C. It is possible to recover this heat.
The primary and secondary circuits are separated by an exchanger. The exchanger is sealed, which means the water to be used for heating remains clean, not mixing at all with the reservoir water.
The heat energy is decarbonized, meaning that it generates no CO2 emissions because it is derived from recovering fatal (i.e. naturally present) heat. This project is in alignment with France’s energy transition.
HEAT AVAILABLE AT NONVILLE
The heat available on a monthly basis on the Nonville site represents around 7 GWh/year. This heat is stable, and produced every month, winter and summer alike.
Use of the heat network should be maximized, which means finding outlets for the entire calorific value produced. In fact, this available heat must be utilized in order to offset the investments and operating costs.
Out of the 7 GWh of energy available, users for 2.8 GWh have been identified :
2.9 GWh is still available, which could attract new activity to the region. The heat network will only be workable by using a combination of different users, with good synchronization of summer and winter use.