They plan to develop methods for the identification and classification of CO2 storage reservoirs and 4D monitoring technology for the surveillance of CO2 injection.
Initially, the research will focus on Horisont’s acreage on the Norwegian continental shelf.
The collaboration will employ established and emerging imaging and monitoring technologies such as 4D seismic, distributed acoustic sensing, and P-Cable technology, as the companies seek to de-risk and monitor potential CCS reservoirs offshore Norway.
They may apply active and passive geophysical methods, including seismic processing designed for optimized vertical and horizontal resolution at reservoir level and in the overburden.
In a separate development, TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. has acquired 4C Offshore, based in Lowestoft, eastern England.
4C Offshore is a market intelligence and consultancy firm, providing research, data and analytics to the offshore wind industry. It holds information on more than 2,000 offshore wind projects.
Using its digital platform, the company provides developers, operators, asset managers, equipment providers and construction companies with insights for the development and operations of offshore wind farms.