Seismic surveyors PGS and CGG join forces on carbon storage
Two seismic surveyors, Norway's PGS and France's CGG, have agreed to combine their technologies, data and services to evaluate potential sites for CO2 storage, they said on July 22.
"CGG is actively committed to the climate and environment and constantly seeking ways to leverage its vast Earth library, technology and expertise," CGG's vice president for multi-client, Dechun Lin, commented. "The initiative will benefit from the experience of both companies at delivering large-scale high-end seismic products," CGG said in a statement, framing the partnership as part of its support for the energy transition."
"Our comprehensive worldwide multi-client data library and geophysical competence will be valuable resources in addition to our acquisition services for optimal CCUS site derisking," PGS New Energy's vice president, Beris Osnes, added. "By joining forces with CGG we can offer unmatched data coverage and unique services to help operators significantly accelerate their activities."
A number of projects are aiming to store CO2 from industry in geological structures under the North Sea bed, including depleted oil and gas fields once mapped with seismic surveys. In some cases these projects utilise existing pipelines to transport the waste gas. The largest underway in Europe is Norway's Northern Lights venture, backed by Equinor, Shell and TotalEnergies. The storage of CO2 offshore has also been considered in the US Gulf of Mexico.