Norway has extensive experience with storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) under the seabed on the continental shelf. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate is working on issues related to the capture, transport and storage of CO2. We are mapping areas suited for long-term and safe storage and are also assessing the use of CO2 to enhance oil recovery.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has identified possible CO2 storage sites on the Norwegian shelf, and published a complete, updated version of earlier atlases.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has completed the mapping of possible CO 2 storage sites on the Norwegian shelf, and will publish an atlas of the southern part of the Barents Sea today.
The Norwegian Sea may be able to store 5.5 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide, according to the NPD’s new storage atlas. This is more than 100 times Norway’s total CO2 discharge last year.
The CO2 storage atlas provides an overview over areas in the Norwegian part of the North Sea where CO2 can be stored safely in the subsurface for a long time.