Energy engineering supplier Kent has been awarded a contract by Ineos Energy to carry out screening studies on the in-development Greensand carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Demark.
Greensand — a consortium of companies led by Ineos — is currently developing in its pilot phase, which aims to showcase the viability of capturing carbon dioxide emissions from industrial facilities in northern Europe and sequestering them for permanent storage in depleted oil fields offshore Denmark.
A spokesperson for Greensand told Upstream that the project is on track to start trialling CO2 injection later this year, employing captured carbon from an Ineos Oxide plant in Belgium.
Kent’s screening assessment contract will cover the full CCS value chain from onshore capturing to processing of the emissions, transport and offshore sequestration.
Specifically, the work will focus on CO2 transport and assess the storage potential of the Nini West oilfield, where trial injection is set to start soon.
By 2025, Greensand has a goal to achieve storage capacity of up to 1.5 million tonnes per annum of CO2, to be expanded subsequently to up to 8 million tpa by 2030.
Last October, Belgium and Denmark agreed to allow cross-border transport of captured CO2 from industrial operations to the Greensand reservoirs under development.
In a separate development, earlier this month Kent entered a three-year agreement with Ineos UK to carry out structural integrity analysis modelling at the Breagh Alpha and Clipper South platforms in the North Sea.