Thursday, 22 October 2015

CO2 storage on the agenda in Stavanger - 22/10/2015

CO2 storage on the agenda in Stavanger

For two days, representatives from the authorities, research institutions, and industry will discuss and learn more about projects involving storage of CO2 in the subsurface.
The conference is a joint initiative between the NPD and FME SUCCESS, the national centre for CO2 storage, and will be held at the NPD.

Around 50 Norwegian and international guests will attend the conference. The first section comprises CO2 storage forums, where players from companies, research institutions, academia, and industry with relevant activities within CO2 storage on the Norwegian shelf participate on a regular basis.

The research centre FME SUCCESS (Subsurface CO2 storage – critical elements and superior strategy) is responsible for the second part of the event, which is the centre's annual autumn conference.

This year, the programme focuses on the Snøhvit field in Barents Sea, and includes a workshop where we will look at actual cores from the Snøhvit reservoir. The centre has partners from industry and academia, and its objective is to provide a solid technical basis for CO2 injection, storage and monitoring, as well as contribute to strategic knowledge, and learning and development of new expertise.

"It is important and beneficial that the expert communities come together and share knowledge related to CO2 storage. The CO2 storage forum, established by the NPD in 2009, is a professional arena where technical challenges and questions concerning methods and data are discussed," says Wenche Tjelta Johansen, assistant director of exploration in the NPD.

She adds that participants in the storage forum have expressed that they benefit greatly from the discussions and the information received – and that the NPD received good and constructive feedback on its work to create an atlas of possible CO2 storage sites on the Norwegian shelf (The CO2 Storage Atlas).

At the conference, geologist Jasminka Mujezinovic, will give a presentation on cores and oil samples that are available at the NPD. Geologist Andreas Bjørnestad will present the NPD's digital CO2 storage atlas. The participants also receive a guided tour of the core storage with geologist Robert Williams.

The conference is held on 21 and 22 October.

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