BP is exploring the possibility of using low-carbon electricity cabled from shore to power its upcoming Clair South development in the UK West of Shetland area.

BP North Sea regional president Ariel Flores confirmed this week that a range of renewable energy options are on the table to provide power to Clair South, the third phase of development at the giant oilfield, which is nearing the end of the pre-front-end engineering and design phase.

These include onshore and offshore wind, as well as taking power from domestic and international interconnectors, he said.