PowerBuoy™ deployment


Entry TRL

Target TRL

Marginal Developments



Project summary

We're co-funding Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. to supply a PowerBuoy™ for a deployment in the Huntington Field, one of Premier Oil’s offshore fields in the Central North Sea.

The OPT PowerBuoy™ will be deployed in the Central North Sea and will serve as a self-sustaining intelligent platform to provide communications and remote monitoring services. During the deployment, Premier Oil will explore the PowerBuoy™ capabilities and its ability to monitor the local environment and alert shipping of its position.

The project represents the first time that a wave power device is being deployed on the UKCS on an oil and gas development.

Field trial


Economic value

  • Cost reduction

Non-economic value

  • Risk reduction