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

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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.

Press release from Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

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

See invitation and more information about the announcment

Long experience

“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.

More information

Read about carbon capture and storage (CCS)

 

Contact

Ola Anders Skauby

Director Communication, public affairs and emergency response

Tel: +47 905 98 519

Updated: 13/09/2021

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