Statoil begins CO2 storage under the Barents Sea

23 April 2008 14:56  [Source: ICIS news]

STOCKHOLM (ICIS news)--StatoilHydro has initiated a large-scale carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage project at the Snohvit gas field in the Barents Sea, it said on Wednesday.

Statoil receives natural gas for processing into LNG from Snohvit at Melk√łya in northern Norway, and the raw product's 8% CO2 content is now being captured, piped back and injected into a sandstone formation 2,600 metres beneath the seabed.

Around 700 000 tonnes/year, equal the CO2 emissions from 280,000 cars, will be injected into a geological formation under the gas bearing formations, according to Statoil.

This is Statoil's second large scale CO2 storage operation - 1m tonnes/year is injected under the seabed at the Sleipner field in the North Sea.

By: Sverker Nyman
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