Equinor and companions Shell and Total have accomplished the drilling of affirmation nicely 31/5-7 Eos south of the Troll area within the North Sea. The goal was to find out the suitability of the reservoir within the Johansen formation for CO? storage.
“This is a crucial milestone in realising the potential for a CO? storage on the Norwegian continental shelf,” says Geir Tungesvik, Equinor’s senior vp for challenge growth.
Extensive quantities of knowledge have been acquired by means of coring, logging, sampling and a manufacturing take a look at. So far, we’ve confirmed a sealing shale layer and the presence of fine high quality sandstone within the reservoir.
The companions in Northern Lights are analyzing these outcomes as a part of their closing challenge’s determination course of.
In line with a shared imaginative and prescient to stimulate vital growth of future CCS-projects (carbon, seize and storage) by means of sharing, the partnership has determined that nicely information will be freely shared with exterior events and the knowledge will due to this fact be accessible for obtain. The resolution just isn’t but determined.
Located some 2500 metres under the seabed, that is the primary nicely drilled in exploitation licence 001. If the Northern Lights challenge is sanctioned, the nicely might be used for injection and storage of CO?.
The Northern Lights companions plan for a possible funding determination within the spring of 2020. Such an funding determination is topic to settlement between the companions and authorities authorities on an implementation settlement, in addition to ESA approval of the challenge. The challenge is topic to closing approval by Norwegian authorities.
The Northern Lights challenge contains the transportation, receipt and everlasting storage of CO? in a reservoir within the northern North Sea. The storage challenge is a part of the Norwegian State’s demonstration challenge “Full-scale CO? dealing with chain in Norway”, and contains CO? seize from as much as two industrial crops in Eastern Norway.
(Source and picture: Equinor/Northern Lights template on the seabed)
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