On behalf of its partners, bp – the operator of the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP) – has awarded Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS (“Shearwater”) a contract for geophysical data processing and imaging to advance the East Coast Cluster.
The seismic data processing and imaging activity will be executed by geophysical experts at Shearwater’s UK Processing & Imaging centre for approximately eight months. Multisensory geophysical data will be passed through advanced algorithms, tests and analyses to provide a dataset which will enable the NEP to characterise subsurface structures with potential for carbon storage.
Geophysical surveys are used in carbon storage projects to survey and monitor the subsurface geology ensuring secure storage over time. The project will take advantage of Shearwater’s Reveal software and Monsoon digital cloud programme to execute the work, with extensive collaboration between bp and Shearwater personnel throughout the project.
Andy Lane, Managing Director of the Northern Endurance Partnership, said: “The Southern North Sea has some of the most ideal carbon storage sites anywhere in the world, and the East Coast Cluster can store up to 1 billion tonnes of CO2. We are to store up to 23 million tonnes of CO2 per year from a wide range of industrial and power projects on Teesside and the Humber. We look forward to working with Shearwater on this first-of-a-kind carbon storage project that will create thousands of jobs and help establish the Teesside and Humber regions as a globally-competitive climate-friendly hub for industry and innovation.”
Irene Waage Basilli, CEO of Shearwater, said: “Shearwater is taking a leading role in supporting our clients to advance their carbon storage projects. We have the geophysical expertise, technologies and platforms to help our clients achieve their net-zero and low carbon goals through developing carbon storage at scale, and we are pleased to support bp, and their partners, with this ground-breaking project.”
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About the Northern Endurance Partnership and the East Coast Cluster
The Northern Endurance Partnership is a joint venture between bp, Equinor, National Grid Ventures, Shell, and TotalEnergies.
The Northern Endurance Partnership’s East Coast Cluster, which unites the Humber and Teesside with infrastructure to decarbonise industry and establish a platform for economic growth, was selected as a track one cluster in the UK Government’s first phase of the Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) cluster sequencing process.
About Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS:
Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS is a global, customer-focused and technology-driven provider of marine geophysical services. The company has the world’s largest fleet of high-end seismic vessels and a portfolio of proprietary technologies and software that provide customers with a full-range of towed streamer and ocean bottom geophysical acquisition techniques, efficient surveys and high-quality data. Shearwater has an industry-leading cost position and a strong balance sheet. Headquartered in Bergen, Norway, Shearwater is owned by RASMUSSENGRUPPEN AS, Schlumberger, and GC Rieber Shipping ASA.Back to home