AGR has extended its collaboration with the Norwegian government to help support the country’s carbon capture and storage strategy.
The global energy partner, which has a regional base in Aberdeen, has finalised a two-year framework agreement, with the option to extend for a further two years, with Gassnova SF.
The state-owned firm acts on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy to further the development of technologies and knowledge related to CCS.
AGR will act as technical advisors to Gassnova, offering expertise across geoscience, reservoir, drilling and well engineering discipline, as well as facilities and cost engineering.
Over the last 20 years, AGR has supported a range of CCS projects across the globe, include Longship, which aims to abate carbon produced at Norcem’s cement factory in the Oslo-fjord region.
It also comprises funding for the transport and storage project Northern Lights, a joint venture between Equinor, Shell and Total.
Other work carried out by AGR includes providing storage site subsurface analysis on the UKCS and risk assessment and mitigation plans on potential CO₂ leaks on a producing gas field in the North Sea.
Svein Sollund, chief executive officer of AGR, said: “As the Norwegian government actively progresses its carbon neutral strategy, carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) is a key method for tackling climate change and achieving low emissions targets.
“At AGR, we have worked with the Gassnova team closely over many years with the Longship full scale project being the most recent.
“We are therefore delighted to have been selected once again to support Gassnova and look forward to pooling our technical resources and expertise.”