State of the art investigation of design and operational aspects of CO2-Offshore pipeline transport systems
10.04.2007 – 31.12.2007
A very important part of the Norwegian industry is based on export of oil and gas. The one consequence with big impact and focus is the emission of CO2, and how to reduce it. In addition to exporting fossil fuels, we have the opportunity to become a lead player in exporting technology, within the CO2 value chain. To achieve this, all parts of the value chain must be understood, and the remaining uncertainties removed. The project is addressing the transport part of the value chain.
Up to now the potential issues concerning offshore pipeline transport of CO2 have not been prioritized highly on the R&D agenda. There are however uncertainties if todays technology can be transferred directly to upscaled OFFSHORE transport systems for CO2. For instance, CO 2, especially when contaminated, has many properties which will be very relevant for the design and manufacture of such systems.
Through this project we will provide an overview of the existing knowledge concerning pipeline transport of CO2 and screen the remaining research and development tasks. The gained information will thus reduce the uncertainty and associated risks when designing, constructing and operating a future CO2 offshore infrastructure.