CO₂ storage and Enhanced Oil Recovery in the North Sea: Securing a low-carbon future for the UK

Peter Brownsort, Kit Carruthers, Dundas Consulting, Element Energy, R Stuart Haszeldine, Gareth Johnson, R. V. Kapila, Alex Kemp, Chris Littlecott, Leslie Mabon, Eric Mackay, Richard Macrory, Bruno Meyvis, Peter Olden, Roderick Paisley, John Paterson, Gillian E. Pickup, Kris Piessens, R Jamie Stewart, Jeremy Turk & 5 others Karen Turner, Kris Welkenhuysen, Matthew Ball, Indira Mann, Gordon Sim

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

This report shows that accelerating deployment of CCS can enable CO2-EOR in the UKCS. Part of the CO2 that would otherwise need to go directly to dedicated storage in CCS projects can be used to drive CO2–EOR. That gives significant benefits to the wider UK economy - extending the producing life of the North Sea, reducing imports of oil, maintaining employment, developing new capability to drive exports, and additional direct and indirect taxation revenues. At a national level this synergy between CCS and CO2–EOR could provide the overall most cost effective way to accelerate this energy transition between 2018 and 2030, to meet Committee on Climate Change de- carbonisation pathways. This CO2–EOR route also achieves two desirable UK objectives. A business demand is created, which drives sequential construction of CO2 capture, which develops learning and reduces costs of CO2 supply, which enables cheaper low-carbon electricity. CCS by this route, with secure CO2 storage already proven, develops more rapidly to protect the onshore UK economy and industry from increasing carbon prices.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Number of pages88
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015

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Keywords

  • CO2-EOR
  • enhanced oil recovery
  • carbon capture and storage
  • Central North Sea (CNS)
  • UK Continental Shelf (UKCS)
  • climate change mitigation
  • CO2 sequestration

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Brownsort, P., Carruthers, K., Consulting, D., Energy, E., Haszeldine, R. S., Johnson, G., ... Sim, G. (2015). CO₂ storage and Enhanced Oil Recovery in the North Sea: Securing a low-carbon future for the UK. Edinburgh.
Brownsort, Peter ; Carruthers, Kit ; Consulting, Dundas ; Energy, Element ; Haszeldine, R Stuart ; Johnson, Gareth ; Kapila, R. V. ; Kemp, Alex ; Littlecott, Chris ; Mabon, Leslie ; Mackay, Eric ; Macrory, Richard ; Meyvis, Bruno ; Olden, Peter ; Paisley, Roderick ; Paterson, John ; Pickup, Gillian E. ; Piessens, Kris ; Stewart, R Jamie ; Turk, Jeremy ; Turner, Karen ; Welkenhuysen, Kris ; Ball, Matthew ; Mann, Indira ; Sim, Gordon. / CO₂ storage and Enhanced Oil Recovery in the North Sea : Securing a low-carbon future for the UK. Edinburgh, 2015. 88 p.
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Edinburgh, 2015. 88 p.

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