Aberdeen-based carbon-capture experts win contract to help Norway plan its CCS system

Svein Sollund
Svein Sollund

A team of AGR experts in Norway and Scotland has advised the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate and the UK National Grid on CCS and has delivered technical support including C02 transport, injection and storage.

Now AGR – a global oil and gas services and software company – has finalised a new two-year framework agreement to act as technical advisors to Norwegian state-owned Gassnova, as the country progresses with its national Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) development.

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has outlined a strategy to develop technology for capturing, transporting and storing CO2 to support the country’s environmental targets.

Gassnova has overall responsibility for the research, development and implementation of CCS technology in Norway and AGR will support Gassnova by offering technical expertise across geoscience, reservoir and drilling disciplines, in addition to facilities and cost engineering.

AGR will be involved in the early stages of the project the aim of which is to evaluate solutions developed for CCS which will later be developed into the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) phase.

Svein Sollund, AGR Chief Executive, said: “We have worked with the team at Gassnova closely in the past and have a great relationship with them. We’re delighted to have been selected once again to support the organisation through this exciting period where a technical concept will be selected and developed. 

“Norway is recognised as a world-leader in CCS research and development, and we are privileged to be part of a project that holds such significance for Norwegian society and future generations.”

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