The partners are today signing a partnership agreement to mature the development of carbon storage on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The project is part of the Norwegian authorities’ efforts to develop full-scale carbon capture and storage in Norway.Read More
Gassnova and Statoil have concluded that a CO2 receiving terminal will be located at the premises of CCB Kollsnes AS in the Naturgassparken industrial area in the municipality of Øygarden by Bergen in Western Norway.Read More
In September 2018 Equinor submitted their application for injection and storage of CO₂ on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. From left to right; Diego Alejandro Vazquez Anzola (Shell) Laurence Pinturier (Total), Per Gunnar Stavland (Equinor), Eva Halland og Wenche Tjelta Johansen (both Ministry of Petroleum and Energy)
The development of the land facility and installation of CO2 pipeline in sea (within 1 nautical mile west of the Norwegian Sea border) are subjected to a zoning plan process as per Norwegian regulations (Plan and Building act). The process started up in November 2017 in two municipalities (Øygarden and Fedje) and is expected to be finished last quarter in 2019 with approval of the zoning plan. The process is including two main phases: – preparation and approval of zoning plan program – preparation and approval of zoning plan. The project is now entering in the last phase of the zoning plan process where a proposal for regulating the areas have been sent to the two municipalities in December 2018. The proposal is subjected to public hearing before the municipalities can give their final approval. The public hearing is planned to be completed by 7th of Mai.
Equinor has been awarded the authorities’ first exploitation permit for CO₂ storage on the Norwegian continental shelf. Together with its partners Shell and Total, Equinor is performing engineering for a CO₂ storage facility as part of a full-scale demonstration project for carbon capture and storage (CCS).Read More
As part of the Norwegian full-scale carbon capture and storage-project (CCS),the Norwegian Government will propose to the Parliament that the Norwegian state contributes with funds for an exploration well for CO2-storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).Read More
Equinor, Shell and Total have decided to invest in the Northern Lights project in Norway's first exploitation licence for CO₂ storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Plans for development and operation have been handed over to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.Read More
Given a positive final investment decision by the Norwegian Government and project partners in 2020, the Northern Lights Project is scheduled to be operational in 2024.