CCS Project


Sleipner CCS project has been operational since 1996 and it is known as the world's first offshore CCS implementation. The produced natural gas at Sleipner area contains around 9% of CO2 and therefore the production is driven to a processing and CO2 removal platform (Sleipner T) where 2.800 tonnes of CO2 are separated and injected daily in the Utsira saline formation, 800m below the seabed. By the end of 2020 more than 19 Mt of CO2 have been injected and permanently stored. The project is the result of a tax on CO2 emissions which was introduced in Norway in 1991.
Project type:Storage Participants:Equinor ExxonMobil Total Country:Norway Type of capture:Industrial Capture (Oil&Gas industry) IOGP members involved: Equinor, ExxonMobil, Total Planned start of operation: In operation since 1996 CO2 capacity at start date: 0 CO2 capacity after completion: no data Status: In operation Type of storage: Saline Aquifer Funding and support scheme: No Info related to the funding and support scheme: Notes: Links: