Supporting clients as they accelerate their CCS capabilities
Viable Carbon Capture, Storage and Use technology has been around for a surprisingly long time. The oil and gas industry is one of the earliest adopters of CCS, with E&P companies utilising it since the 1970s to reduce emissions and enhance oil production.
Now, as the industry evolves towards low carbon energy production, CCS has become a key focus in their transition models and will play a big role in their future. This change is not only to comply with regulatory emission reduction targets though - these moves are being made because operators are working towards self-imposed environmental performance goals. It’s why they see the development of their CCS capability as taking an important stake in the future.
The CCS momentum is building
But while it’s a technology whose time has come, CCS does present challenges. What sets it apart from the conventional E&P lifecycle is the requirement to predict and understand the behaviour of the subsurface during injection of CO2
and then over the much longer term.
Regulatory oversight of these operations also need to be better developed, with increased scrutiny on monitoring and verification of storage methods. Currently the regulatory framework for CCS is in its infancy.
Why appoint AGR to support CCS investments?
A source of joined up expertise right across CCS project planning and delivery
Many of our clients are pressing ahead and with the support of AGR are bringing together the skill sets required to deliver CCS projects and overcome these challenges.
They have chosen AGR because we provide a wide range of expertise across the scientific, technological and operational hurdles they face, with our experts able to offer key insight into the regulatory landscape they are entering.
It is a specialist resource that has been built up as part of our business for over 20 years. During this time we have worked with operators and government bodies globally, supporting them in their drive to reduce CO2
emissions through CCS technology.
Our clients look to us as a trusted partner within the disciplines of geoscience, reservoir and drilling, compliance, HSE, facilities and cost engineering.
We offer our clients:
- Unrivalled experience with relevant studies related to CO2 injection and storage for Gassnova, NPD, National Grid and CarbonNet Offshore in Australia
- A highly experienced team within geological and geophysical, reservoir, production and well management
- Genuine strength in depth, breadth in quality and cutting-edge expertise. Many of our experts have experience working for operating companies and are therefore fully in tune with client priorities
- A flexible and dynamic team of specialists, handpicked based on a client’s exact requirements
- Full project management and integrated teams that provide productive and efficient deliveries that help keep total costs down.
Working across the full CCS spectrum
We operate and maintain CCS projects over the long term - from subsurface through to full drilling project management and third party verification, to ensure CO2 remains underground.
Our clients receive expertise in key stages:
Feasibility studies, including petrophysical, geophysical, geomechanical and reservoir engineering support and modelling
CO2 injection for enhanced oil recovery
Subsurface characterisation evaluation of potential CO2 storage
Assessment and mitigation of the risks associated with CO2 leakage
Drilling, completing and injection tests of CO2 wells
Developing regulatory framework for safe and sustainable management of CCS facilities
A proven track record in diverse CCS projects globally
During decades spent working in this field we have supported clients who see CCS a driver of growth, business development and as a means of lowering their carbon footprint. We have worked with operators and government bodies globally, on a range of assignments - from feasibility studies to assessing potential reservoirs, through to drilling, completing and injection tests or CO2