Northern Lights JV to use Schlumberger software for CO2 project

Jan. 28, 2022
The DELFI cognitive E&P environment is expected to streamline subsurface workflows and longer-term modeling and surveillance of CO2 sequestration.

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LONDONSchlumberger says it will deploy the DELFI cognitive E&P environment on the Norwegian CO2 project by the Northern Lights Joint Venture (NL).

The software is expected to streamline subsurface workflows and longer-term modeling and surveillance of CO2 sequestration.

NL was established to develop the world’s first open-source CO2 transport and storage infrastructure, providing accelerated decarbonization opportunities for European industries, with an ambition to store up to 5 million metric tons of CO2 per year based on market demand.

For CO2 transportation and storage, Schlumberger’s digital solutions are used for subsurface characterization and dynamic reservoir simulation, which are key to understanding storage site capacity and the potential for injecting and containing fluids. They are also used for development planning, operations, appraisals, and monitoring purposes.

Rajeev Sonthalia, president, Digital & Integration, Schlumberger, said: “The technology facilitates high degrees of automation and autonomy in data analytics and operational processes, enabling Northern Lights to accelerate its end-to-end workflows and achieve increases in operational efficiency and performance through the power of AI and high-performance computing.”

The DELFI environment is said to give instant access to CO2 transportation and storage technology subscriptions and plug-ins while also providing the ability to host other third-party applications, including seamless integration with the OSDU Data Platform. Its collection of petrotechnical applications and digital solutions will assist Northern Lights’ teams in planning and operational activities, enabling them to work together in a collaborative environment.

Northern Lights is part of Longship—Norway’s largest climate initiative—which comprises a full-scale carbon capture and storage project, covering capture, transport, and storage of CO2. Carbon capture operations are scheduled to start in 2024, with an annual capacity of 1.5 million metric tons of CO2 per year and the possibility to expand this with an additional 3.5 million metric tons.