Linking large-scale, cost-effective, permanent offshore CO2 storage across the CCS value chain

Sustainable reuse of offshore assets and infrastructure – SP3

Sustainable reuse of offshore assets and infrastructure (SP3) aims to enable the reuse of oil and gas infrastructure and reservoirs on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) for CO2 injection and storage. This will also pave the way for novel reuse concepts, such as seasonal hydrogen and ammonia storage.

Oil platform with circular arrows overlayed

Research activities

  • Producing an open-access “shelf-scale” atlas to guide reuse possibilities on the NCS,
  • Developing and testing rapidly applicable injection concepts for small- and medium-scale CO2 injections using existing infrastructure,
  • Developing/demonstrating new reservoir modelling capabilities tailored to injection into depleted fields,
  • Testing the necessary decarbonisation concepts for support facilities (supply ships) that enable the reuse of existing wells and reservoirs,
  • Developing key (monitoring) technology to enable the safe and efficient reuse of existing wells and reservoirs, and
  • Developing a reuse decision support tool that will target specific fields and installations, and include a cost estimation of any necessary upgrades.

This subproject is led by Aker BP, with participation from Cognite, AGR, Aker Solutions, OpenGoSim, Aize, SINTEF Energy Research, SINTEF Industry, TotalEnergies, WintershallDEA, Equinor and Vår Energi.

SP Lead: Espen Gjørv, Aker BP
Deputy Lead: Anne Bjerke Årrestad, Aker BP
SP Coordinator: Peder Eliasson, SINTEF