Carbon Capture and Storage

Carbon Capture and Storage or Sequestration (CCS) is the process of capturing waste carbon dioxide (CO2) from large point sources, such as fossil fuel (coal, gas fired) power plants and large industrial sources. This set of technologies can greatly reduce CO2 emissions. CCS is a three-step process that includes:

  • Capture of CO2 from power plants or industrial processes
  • Transport of the captured and compressed CO2 (usually in pipelines)
  • Underground injection and geologic sequestration of the CO2 into deep underground rock formations. These formations are often a mile or more beneath the surface and consist of porous rock that holds the CO2. Overlying these formations are impermeable, non-porous layers of rock that trap the CO2 and prevent it from migrating upward

At every point in the CCS chain, from production to storage, industry has at its disposal a number of process technologies that are well understood and have excellent health and safety records. The commercial deployment of CCS will involve the widespread adoption of these CCS techniques, combined with robust monitoring techniques and Government regulations.

We offer to our clients the assurance that our CCS assessment is rigorous and precise. OSL provide clients with the following services and solution:

  • Booster Compression Plants
  • Dehydration and Oxygen Removal Design
  • Offshore Pipeline Design
  • Depressurisation and Venting Systems and Metering Design
  • Risk and Safety Management
  • Environmental Support
  • CO2 Modelling

OSL has experience in CCS projects comprising conceptual phase and pre-FEED study. On Teeside, OSL supported Premier Oil to carry out a pre-FEED study for the Teeside Low Carbon (TLC) CO2 Booster Station in order to provide a good understanding and identify the key operating parameters and technology proposed.

We apply our Clever Thinking® culture to understand and deliver cost effective solutions to challenges associated with CCS management.