BERGEN, Norway — bp, on behalf of the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP), has contracted Shearwater GeoServices to perform geophysical data processing and imaging for the East Coast Cluster project offshore eastern England.
NEP, a partnership between bp, National Grid Ventures, Equinor, Shell and TotalEnergies, will develop infrastructure to transport CO2 from local emitters in the Humber and Teesside regions for sequestering in the subsurface Endurance carbon store in the North Sea.
Shearwater’s U.K. processing and imaging center will work on the project over an eight-month period.
Plans include passing multi-sensor geophysical data through advanced algorithms, tests and analyses to provide a dataset allowing NEP to characterize subsurface structures with potential for securing long-term carbon storage.
Shearwater will apply its Reveal software and Monsoon digital cloud program, supported by bp personnel.
“The southern North Sea has some of the most ideal carbon storage sites anywhere in the world, and the East Coast Cluster has the capacity to store up to 1 billion metric tons [1.1 billion tons] of CO2," said Andy Lane, managing director of NEP. “We are aiming for first injection from 2026, and by 2038 [NEP] will be capturing and storing up to 23 MM metric tons [25 Mm tons] of CO2 per year from a wide range of industrial and power projects on Teesside and the Humber."
The East Coast Cluster became one of the U.K.’s first carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) clusters following Phase 1 of the U.K. government’s CCUS cluster sequencing process last October.