The geophysical services company CGG has released a new carbon storage screening study designed to explore potential CO2 storage sites in the Northern North Sea. The study is designed to support carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) operators to identify suitable storage locations for their CCS projects.
It is called GeoVerse Carbon Storage and is based on the Northern North Sea, allowing licensees to assess possible storage sites over its North Viking Graben 3D seismic dataset, including areas in both UK and Norwegian waters.
According to the company, the screening study applies its play-scale screening methodology to identify and de-risk potential carbon storage sites. It delivers Storage Play Quality Index maps that provide key information for the evaluation of capacity, infectivity, and containment at play scale.
The CEO of CGG Sophie Zurquiyah explains that the research is part of a new suite of the company’s products that will support the energy transition. That includes support for 130 geothermal projects and for carbon capture initiatives like the Sleipner, Troll, Weyburn, Pembina, and Gorgon CCUS.
“These new GeoVerse products will address a wide spectrum of applications, from geothermal resource assessment, through critical mineral exploration, and carbon sequestration,” also added Sophie Zurquiyah.
CGG’s initiative would facilitate the carbon capture industry in its efforts to deploy the technology at a large scale and increase efficiency. Ongoing and future carbon sequestration developments would utilize such services that would help identify suitable CO2 storage sites.