New SCCS report: Enhancing North Sea Oil recovery can store more CO₂ much faster

Fri, 26/06/2015

Linking the development of enhanced oil recovery in the North Sea to low-carbon electricity can bring significant benefits to the wider UK economy while accelerating carbon storage and providing the most cost-effective pathway to UK decarbonisation targets, a new report proposes.

An SCCS-led Joint Industry Project has completed a comprehensive new analysis of the efficacy of injecting carbon dioxide (CO₂) derived from low-carbon electricity production and industry to enhance oil recovery from existing North Sea fields (CO₂-EOR).

See a full report on the SCCS web pages New SCCS Report on 16 June.