Trio to examine feasibility of North Sea CO2 storage

The Norwegian government has granted Equinor and partners Shell and Total a permit to exploit an offshore area in the North Sea for storage of carbon dioxide.

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – The Norwegian government has granted Equinor and partners Shell and Total a permit to exploit an offshore area in the North Sea for storage of carbon dioxide (CO2).

Under theNorthern Lights project, the partners will perform preliminary engineering for the storage facility as part of a full-scale pilot project for CO2 capture and storage.

The awarded area is south of the Troll field.

Eva Halland, coordinator for CO2 storage in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, said: “This is the first time the authorities award an exploitation permit for injection and storage of CO2, and this is an important project to get started on carbon capture and storage both in a national and international perspective.”

01/15/2019

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