Quintessa completes a CCUS risk checklist for the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA)

Quintessa has recently completed a project for the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) aimed at describing the risks and mitigations associated with Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) to assist the OGA Carbon Storage Licence stewardship.

Quintessa Ltd. led a consortium including TNO and Merlin Energy Ltd. alongside CCUS experts Prof. Stuart Haszeldine, Iain Wright, Klaas van Alphen and Graham Wadelin to win the competitive tender for the work.

To build a checklist of risks, preventative measures, mitigations and impacts, the team reviewed 10 operational or planned carbon storage projects from the North Sea, North America and Australia. Lessons learned from these projects were recorded and generalised to provide a single checklist against which upcoming projects on the UKCS can be compared.

Quintessa’s participation in the project built on our existing expertise and knowledge in the sustainable utilisation of the subsurface, and demonstrated its continual commitment in providing a leading-edge scientific input and consultancy to facilitate a low carbon future.