Notable Investment Decision for Transport and Storage of CO₂

17/05/2020

Notable Investment Decision for Transport and Storage of CO₂

Equinor, Shell and Total have decided to place assets into the Northern Lights adventure in Norway’s first maltreatment license for CO₂ accumulating on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Plans for development and movement have been offered over to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

“The Northern Lights task could turn into the initial step to build up a worth chain for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), which is crucial to arrive at the worldwide atmosphere objectives of the Paris Agreement. Improvement of CCS ventures will likewise speak to new exercises and mechanical open doors for Norwegian and European enterprises, says Anders Opedal, official VP for Technology, Projects and Drilling at Equinor.

The venture choice is dependent upon definite speculation choice by Norwegian specialists and endorsement from the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA).

“This special venture opens for decarbonisation of businesses with restricted open doors for CO2-decreases. It very well may be the principal CO2 stockpiling for Norwegian and European ventures and can bolster objectives to lessen net ozone depleting substance outflows to zero by 2050”, says Opedal.

The speculation choice finishes up the investigation stage during which the Equinor, Shell and Total worked intimately with Norwegian specialists to direct building examinations and task arranging, drill an affirmation well and build up the vital understandings. Following the speculation choice, the accomplices plan to build up a joint endeavor organization.

The underlying ventures will add up to nearly NOK 6.9 billion. The venture will produce truly necessary employments for Norwegian industry, with an expected 57 percent of the speculation going to Norwegian temporary workers.

“CCS is a vital innovation to support society and economies flourish through the vitality change. Shell is dynamic in all pieces of the CCS esteem chain and Northern Lights further fortifies our worldwide CCS portfolio. We welcome the initiative appeared by the Norwegian Government to quicken the advancement of CCS esteem chains and accept that the Northern Lights CO2 transport and capacity arrangement can possibly open interest in catch extends across Europe,” says Syrie Crouch, VP for CCUS in Shell.

“Absolute is pleased to be a piece of this first business scale carbon transportation and capacity venture in Europe. Along with our modern accomplices, under the initiative of Norway, we’ve figured out how to close effectively the specialized examinations and we have accomplished a significant advance towards the acknowledgment of the undertaking. Today, like never before, we are happy to keep up our endeavors on the improvement of the CCS innovation which is expected to arrive at the EU carbon nonpartisanship objectives and is completely part of Total’s new Climate Ambition to get the chance to Net Zero by 2050”, says Philippe Sauquet, president Gas Renewables and Power at Total.

Enthusiasm from European specialists and outsiders

The task will be created in stages. Stage 1 incorporates ability to move, infuse and store up to 1.5 million tons of CO2 for every year. When the CO2 is caught coastal by modern CO2-producers, Northern lights will be liable for transport by boats, infusion and perpetual stockpiling around 2,500 meters underneath the seabed.

The CO2 accepting terminal will be situated at the premises of Naturgassparken modern territory in the district of Øygarden in Western Norway. The plant will be remotely worked from Equinor’s offices at the Sture terminal in Øygarden and the subsea offices from Oseberg A stage in the North Sea.

The office will take into consideration further stages to grow limit. Interests in resulting stages will be activated by showcase request from huge CO2 producers across Europe.

Equinor, in the interest of the accomplices, has just marked non-restricting Memoranda of comprehension with a few European organizations for the improvement of significant worth chains in carbon catch and capacity. Restricting business understandings will rely upon positive speculation choice from Norwegian specialists and for singular outsider activities. This cross-industry joint effort is an interesting arrangement and empowers treatment of enormous CO2 volumes that would some way or another have been transmitted. This new worth chain and foundation for carbon catch and capacity tasks must be created with collaboration among governments and organizations.

On the off chance that the task gets a positive last venture choice from the Norwegian Government in 2020, Phase 1 is relied upon to be operational in 2024.

Raw numbers

Aurora Borealis:

The Northern Lights venture is a piece of the Norwegian full-scale carbon catch and capacity (CCS) venture. The full-scale undertaking will incorporate catch of CO2 from a couple of mechanical catch sources. The Northern Lights venture includes transportation, receipt and perpetual stockpiling of CO₂ in a supply in the northern North Sea.

Stage 1

Stage 1 incorporates ability to move, infuse and store up to 1.5 million tons of CO2 for every year. When the CO2 is caught inland, it will be moved by ships, infused and for all time put away somewhere in the range of 2,500 meters beneath the seabed in the North Sea.

Activity

The offices are planned to be operational in 2024.

The CO2 accepting terminal will be situated at the premises of Naturgassparken mechanical territory in the district of Øygarden in Western Norway.

The plant will be worked from Equinor’s offices at the Sture terminal in Øygarden and the subsea offices from Oseberg A stage in the North Sea.

Capacity and area

Misuse permit EL001 “Aurora” was granted in January 2019.

Capacity is found 2,500 meters underneath the seabed, south of the Troll field.

In March 2020 the Eos affirmation all around was bored. The well will be utilized for infusion and capacity of CO₂.

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