As the world works to reduce Global Warming, the capture and storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions has been identified as an important step. CO2 is a by-product of power generation combustion and some industrial processes. CO2 can also be produced from conventional oil and gas reservoirs. Fortunately there are effective technologies to capture this CO2 which can be deployed at source with compression and pipelines to transport the gas to subsurface storage locations.
To be economically and environmentally sustainable, CCS facilities need to be efficient, not require unreasonable amounts of additional energy to be implemented, and consider their own carbon footprint
It is evident that significant amounts of CO2 are being emitted today, and these emissions are available and able to be captured, processed, transported, and stored.
Business and technical cases needs to be prepared for proper consideration of proposed work scopes, technical specifications, operational functional requirements, safety and risk management, reliability, resilience, long term integrity, and life cycle costs and benefits.
CCS is technically and commercially viable (subject to regulatory environment in a particular jurisdiction) and its increased usage can help reduce carbon footprints of conventional oil and gas.