New Seismic Imaging Carbon Capture Technology Showcased

New Carbon Capture Technology Project For Seismic Imaging Ahead - Carbon Herald

A subsidiary of Magseis Fairfield ASA – Magseis Renewables AS announced on August 25th the initiation of two new carbon capture technology pilot projects for CO2 storage and offshore wind in collaboration with TGS – the data provider company of the energy sector.

Magseis Fairfield is the global leader in providing ocean bottom seismic technology and data acquisition projects. It has a flexible business model with full-scale node operations.

In February 2021, the company announced a separate business unit Magseis Renewables AS which will focus on the growing renewables market and look for opportunities within carbon capture, offshore wind, and offshore minerals.

The first carbon capture project it has undertaken will aim to demonstrate technology for extremely detailed imaging of the seabed to the targeted storage reservoir using high-resolution 3D seismic acquisition at a carbon storage site in Norway.

The second project uses ultra-high-resolution 3D seismic acquisition to demonstrate applying a high-frequency source coupled with TGS data processing technologies. It is based around an offshore wind farm in Denmark.

“We look forward to working together with TGS on these key projects that will highlight the value of high resolution seismic for CCS and offshore wind market,” said Tone Trudeng, Renewables Director of Magseis Fairfield. 

The acquisition will complete before the end of Q3 with final data available for viewing and workshops before the end of 2021.

Both projects will aim to come up with solutions that deliver the resolution needed at an affordable cost for the offshore wind and carbon capture and storage industry. The tests combine Magseis Fairfield’s Extended High-Resolution (XHR) acquisition configurations and TGS’ proprietary imaging software.

The two carbon capture technology projects will hopefully provide the market with a cost-effective solution for seismic imaging of carbon capture sites. Monitoring the targeted storage reservoirs is essential for every carbon capture and storage initiative to make sure there are no hazards risking its success. 

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