The value of CO2 - how can we utilize it?

  • Date 19.01.2017
  • Time 11:00
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Participants 24
  • Register by 16.01.2017


- About storage of CO2
- About usage of CO2
- About CO2-intensive industries
- About CO2transportation
- About regulation and incentives

Presentation can be downloaded here.

Eva Halland
Coordinator CO2 storage NPD
Project Manager FORCE

The government has decided to mature a storage site for CO2 in geological formations in the North Sea. A feasibility study of how to develop a full chain of carbon capture and storage (CCS) by 2022 was published in July 2016 and discussions with possible operators for a CO2 storage site are ongoing. The storage site shall have an injection capacity of 1.3 million tonnes a year, but also be large enough to inject CO2 from other projects and other countries

The CO2 Storage Atlas of the Norwegian Continental Shelf has been prepared by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. The main objectives was to identify safe and effective areas for long-term storage of CO2 and to avoid possible negative interference with ongoing and future petroleum activity. The Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) is suited for CO2-storage and already used to this end for CO2 from the gas fields Gudrun, Sleipner and Snøhvit. Norway has thus gained considerable experience on storing CO2 in geological formations.

The Norwegian projects Sleipner and Snøhvit are Europe's only big scale CCS-projects in operation. CO2 from Sleipner and Snøhvit is separated from natural gas before the latter is sent to customers.

The Norwegian government has developed a strategy for CCS, which aims at identifying measures to promote technology development and to reduce the costs of CCS.

The possibilities for full scale CCS in Norway has been mapped in a feasibility study presented on 4 July 2016. Such a chain includes capture, transport and storage of CO2. The Government presented further plans for CCS in the state budget for 2017.

CO2 can be used to increase oil recovery and increase the value of CO2 sequestration. CO2-EOR is a proven technology to increase oil recovery, and simultaneously store CO2 permanently in the subsurface. EOR.

Transport and storage solutions for a potential full-scale demonstration project in Norway can be an advantageous if a storage site provides for the storing of additional quantities of CO2. In case Europe wants to capture and store big quantities of CO2, Norway will evaluate co-operation with other countries on a storage site in the North Sea. Further studies on transport and storage solutions will include the evaluation of technological, legal and economic conditions.

A new regulation for CO2transport and storage is published.


The seminar takes place in the Tor auditorium. Please note that this can be changed.

FORCE seminars have previously been fully booked with waiting lists so you are encouraged to sign up as soon as you know you will attend.

Participant fees
FORCE member
NOK 1000,-

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Important information:
You can register as a FORCE member and pay "FORCE member" price if you are an employee of a member company.
All FORCE member companies are listed here.

Payment is made online by credit card. Please note that no refunds will be given after you have signed up. If you for any reason can not attend the workshop, you are welcome to send a representative, just inform Ellen M. Skartveit as soon as there are changes.


Photo: Øyvind Hagen - Statoil