Carbon sequestration

Delivering reliable, cost-efficient, and long-term CO2 storage

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Carbon storage that lasts—for good

Effective carbon sequestration—or carbon storage—requires precise selection, planning, development, operation, and monitoring of the carbon storage site. Using the right experience, right know-how, and right technologies, SLB optimizes these storage phases to derisk carbon storage and lower costs.

SLB has more than 100 years of experience in mapping, measuring, and modeling underground rock formations. And we’ve participated in more than 100 sequestration projects in different geological contexts over the last two decades using innovative solutions. This experience gives us detailed insight into the varied challenges posed by CO2 storage. Integrating geoscience, engineering, and digital capabilities, we’re able to deliver reliable, economical, and sustainable carbon storage projects.

Screening and ranking

Selecting the right storage site early on is key. This will help avoid unnecessary costs associated with appraising unsuitable sites. To find the most suitable storage sites, we've developed our carbon storage site screening and ranking solution to deliver actionable insights that help derisk potential sites for economic feasibility and long-term reliability. Within your area of interest, we collect the available data and select candidates for further evaluation.

Carbon storage sites screening and ranking solution.
Derisking your carbon storage strategy through actionable insights.
Feasibility and appraisal

From your highest ranked prospective sites, it's essential to evaluate them for reliable, economical, and sustainable carbon storage—their feasibility. And this determines whether to proceed with storage appraisal. The key criteria:

Capacity—How much CO2 can be effectively stored at the site?
Containment—Does the storage site provide sufficient seal capacity to prevent CO2 leaks to surface? 
Injectivity—What injection rates can be achieved? 

We enable accurately assessing long-term performance and project viability using

Injection planning and MMV
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Together, we develop specific plans for reliable storage. This includes an injection plan and monitoring, measurement, and verification (MMV) plan. Whereas the injection plan defines the the optimal surface and subsurface development and carbon injection scenarios, the MMV plan demonstrates integrity of the storage site and conformance with the predicted CO2 migration models. The plan defines the technology selection that is best suited for the specific site and injection conditions and is based on evaluation of the associated risks.

High confidence in long-term integrity will only be achieved by having a site that has been well chosen, well planned, well operated, and well monitored.

That’s what we do.

Science Rob for CCS

Science Rob CCS video series

Join our CCS domain expert, Robert Laronga, as he uses engaging science experiments to explain various CCS topics and share insights. These insights play a crucial role in evaluating carbon storage sites for appraisal as an early, critical step in any carbon sequestration project.

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Our work in action

Enabled by our digital capabilities, technologies, and expertise, SLB was selected to use the DELFI cognitive E&P environment on the Norwegian CO2 project by the Northern Lights JV to streamline subsurface workflows and longer-term modeling and surveillance of CO2 storage. The JV was established to develop the world’s first open-source CO2 transport and storage infrastructure—accelerating decarbonization opportunities for European industries to store up to 5 million metric tons of CO2 per year based on market demand.

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