Sleipner Partnership Releases CO2 Storage Data
10 July 2019
Equinor and its partners will disclose datasets from the Sleipner field in an effort to advance innovation and development on the field of CO2 storage.
The Sleipner field has been used as a facility for carbon capture and storage by Equinor since 1996. This makes it the longest ongoing project on CO2 storage in the world. Each year about one million tonnes of carbon from natural gas is captured and stored at Sleipner. The project has offered unique insight as to what happens with carbon stored underground over long periods of time.
A prototype for the data sharing is now available online for selected test users. The digital platform for sharing CO2 storage data is set for online publishing in September 2019 via the SINTEF-led CO2 Data Share Consortium - a partnership supported by the Norwegian CLIMIT research programme and the US Department of Energy.
"For over 20 years we have had a first-hand experience of safe storage of CO2 in a reservoir. We believe this insight can be valuable for both our industry, research communities, and others working on making CO2 storage a central part of the ongoing energy transition into the low carbon future," said Torbjørn F. Folgerø, Chief Digital Officer and Senior VP at Equinor in a press release.
Illustration Courtesy of Sintef.