2021

All you need to know about permits for subsea reservoirs on the Norwegian continental shelf for injection and storage of CO2 in 2021.

Announcement: Award of area for storage of CO2 on the Norwegian continental shelf 2021

On 10 September 2021, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announced two areas for storage of CO₂ according to the Regulations of 5 December 2014 No. 1517 relating to exploitation of subsea reservoirs on the continental shelf for storage of CO₂ and relating to transportation of CO₂ on the continental shelf.

The area encompasses defined blocks in the North Sea and Barents Sea.

Press release from Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

Invitation to apply for licences for storage of CO2

Application deadline

The application deadline is 9 December 2021 at 12:00. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications well before the deadline.

Available acreage

The predefined areas encompass one area in the Barents Sea and one area in the North Sea, see maps and coordinates below.

Map of available acreage

The Barents Sea: Map of area for CO2 storage no 1 2021 Barents Sea

 

The North Sea:Map of area for CO2 storage no 1 2021 North Sea

Table with coordinates

List of coordinates, the Barents Sea (Excel)

List of coordinates, the North Sea (Excel)

 

Relevant information

 

How to apply

Each company that applies for licences must submit the following to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) with a copy to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD:

  1. Application letter, company information and receipt for paid application fee

  2. Application(s)

The submission to the MPE and NPD shall be sent via L2S Authority Communication or via Altinn.

1. Application letter, company information and receipt for paid application fee

The formal application letter with an overview of all applications the company is participating in, both individually and as a participant in group application(s), shall be submitted together with the company information. See Guideline to application letter and company information (pdf) for more information.

A fee of NOK 109,000 must be paid for each application. When several companies join in a group application to apply for a licence, this counts as one application.

One of the members of the group pays the fee. Payment shall be made to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, account no.: 7694.05.00326, marked “CO2-storage”.

A copy of the receipt must be enclosed with the application letter from the company.

2. Application(s)

Each application for a licence must be submitted in electronic format to the MPE and the NPD. See Guideline for application for permit for CO2-storage (pdf) for more information..

 

Guidelines

 

Forms that must be completed

 

Other application information

 

Available data

Seismic

NPD Bulletins

Stratigraphic columns

Well data

 

Contact
Eva Halland

Tel: 51876319

Updated: 13/09/2021

Contact
Eva Halland

Tel: 51876319