A £1 million ($1.4 million) funding pot for to help bring forward the electrification of UK offshore oil and gas assets is being divided three ways following awards by the UK Oil & Gas Authority (OGA).

Launched in October in tandem with UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the UK North Sea oil and gas regulator's competition is seeking to attract ideas to help replace more polluting conventional gas or diesel-fired generators with cleaner electrical power.

Independent Orcadian Energy, previously named Pharis Energy, won almost $467,000 for what the OGA said were "innovative concepts for the electrification of offshore installations in the Central Graben" area of the North Sea.