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Understanding Carbon Capture

While the UK is a leading light in the energy transition away from conventional oil and gas, it will remain a key part of the national and global energy supply chain for decades to come. To mitigate the release of greenhouse gases, Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) now sits in the energy strategies of governments globally.

Storing the captured CO2 offshore is a preferable option for many operators with access to deplete fields and existing infrastructure. Many of the products and services required to develop these legacy sites and some other geological features, such as saline aquifers, will be readily familiar to those with a background in offshore operations.

What is less well known is the management of the field data in the appraisal and monitoring of these sites. There are complex interactions between the subsurface and environmental characteristics that need to be understood to have an effective leak risk management strategy.

Our extended network of experts and detailed understanding of the requirements can provide high levels of management support throughout the lifecycle of a CCUS project. From integrating legacy data to managing the collection and display of new data sets, operators can be assured of high-quality visibility of critical store parameters. Standalone consultancy is also available for all development stages of projects.

Our CCUS services include

  • Legacy data discovery, integration and presentation

  • Geohazard assessment and risk management support

  • Design and construction support

  • Data management and GIS

  • Asset integrity monitoring strategy and execution support

  • Integrated geological and geotechnical baseline and ongoing site characterisation strategy and data acquisition execution support