Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum Awards Two Areas on the NCS for CO₂ Storage

On September 10, 2021, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announced two areas for storage of CO₂.

The announcement is according to the Regulations of 5 December 2014 No. 1517 relating to exploitation of subsea reservoirs on the continental shelf for storage of CO₂ and relating to transportation of CO₂ on the continental shelf.

Press release from Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

The application deadline is  December 9, 2021 at 12:00. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications well before the deadline.
See invitation and more information about the announcement

Long experience

“In Norway, we have long experience and good expertise when it comes to safe storage of CO2 under the seabed,” says Eva Halland, who works with CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has mapped areas that are suitable for safe long-term storage, work that has resulted in a  CO2 storage atlas for the Norwegian shelf.

“This atlas is frequently used by the CCS players,” says Eva Halland.