Danish Energy Agency approves storage of up to 15,000 tons of CO2 at former oil field

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Danish Energy Agency approves storage of up to 15,000 tons of CO2 at former oil field

COPENHAGEN - The Danish Energy Agency has approved the injection and storage of up to 15,000 tons of CO2 in a former Danish oil field in the North Sea.

Oil and gas companies INEOS E&P UK and Wintershall Dea Norway have been granted permission to use the former Nini West oil field, which is located in the southern North Sea off the coast of Denmark, for a four month period to test, develop and demonstrate that CO 2 can be stored. The Greensand Pilot Injection Project, which is funded publicly, is the first time that permission has been granted for a carbon storage project in Denmark, and it is an important step in relation to developing methods and technology for carbon storage in the country, said Henrik Sulsbruck, head of office at the DEA.

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The pilot phase will involve pumping CO 2 into a sandstone reservoir 1,800 meters below sea level, where it will be naturally trapped and stored, DEA explained.