Announcement: Award of area for storage of CO2 on the Norwegian continental shelf
13/09/2021 On 10 September 2021, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announced two areas for storage of CO₂.
The announcement is 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 application deadline is 9 December 2021 at 12:00. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications well before the deadline.
“In Norway, we have long experience and good expertise when it comes to safe storage of CO2 under the seabed,” says Eva Halland, who works with CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has mapped areas that are suitable for safe long-term storage, work that has resulted in a CO2 storage atlas for the Norwegian shelf.
“This atlas is frequently used by the CCS players,” says Eva Halland.