This paper proposes a road map for the integration of renewable energy supply to power subsea processing systems. To replace the traditional power supply, like fossil fuel-based generators or grid power, a wind turbine generator (WTG) operating on a islanded mode has been introduced and discussed. A review of the state of the art of WTGs is performed, primarily focused on power and controls aspects, with identification of the main technological gaps left to achieve wind-powered subsea processing. To fully assess the renewable energy integration and current gaps, a study case is proposed which addresses a subsea compression train powered by offshore wind. A thorough analysis is conducted, with meteorological conditions based on the NCS (Norwegian Continental Shelf), where gas line packing is proposed as an innovative means of energy storage. Finally, an economic analysis as well as a CO2 emission estimate is presented to demonstrate the benefits of the proposed road map. Some further discussions and conclusions are presented as well as some propositions for future works.

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