Large-scale CO2 storage will entail substantial transportation of CO2 from either point-sources or hub collection points to geological formations capable of storing thousands of tonnes of CO2 in supercritical form. In many parts of the world, the most suitable storage options for large-scale capacity will be in offshore formations such as the North Sea. Consequently, it is important to build an understanding of the most suitable techno-economic solutions for the trans-shipment of CO2 from shore facilities to offshore storage locations. This study has explored a series of options to gain a more detailed comparison of shipping CO2 either directly by sea tanker to a storage site, or via an intermediate stage, to a shore facility in closer proximity to a storage site prior to transfer via pipeline. These options have also been compared to direct transfer via pipeline. Learn more.

July 28, 2020