The Sleipner CO2 Storage facility was the first in the world to inject CO2 into a dedicated geological storage setting. The Sleipner facility, located offshore Norway, has captured CO2 as part of the Sleipner area gas development since 1996. The captured CO2 is directly injected into an offshore sandstone reservoir. Approximately 0.85 million tonnes of CO2 is injected per annum and over 17 million tonnes has been injected since inception to date.

The Great Plains Synfuels plant, located in North Dakota, produces high purity CO2 as part of its coal gasification process. Carbon dioxide capture capacity of the plant is approximately 3 Mtpa. The captured CO2 is transported via pipeline to the Weyburn Oil Unit and the Midale Oil Unit in Saskatchewan, Canada, for use in enhanced oil recovery. Around 35 million tonnes of CO2 has been captured and transported to date.

Unit 3 at the Boundary Dam coal–fired power station in Saskatchewan, Canada, completed a refurbishment program in October 2014 that included retrofitting CO2 capture facilities with a capture capacity of approximately 1 Mtpa of CO2. The majority of the captured CO2 is transported via pipeline and used for enhanced oil recovery at the Weyburn Oil Unit, also in Saskatchewan. A portion of the captured CO2 is transported via pipeline to the nearby Aquistore Project for dedicated geological storage.

Sunday, 10 October 2010 - 11:00am
Meeting
Japan

The Global CCS Institute will hold its fourth Members’ Meeting in Kyoto, Japan on 11-12 October 2010. As always, the meeting promises to be particularly valuable to Members, bringing together representatives from Japan, Korea and other areas of Asia and Australasia, from North America and also from Europe, to discuss the Institute’s recent achievements and to set its direction for future success. In line with the meeting theme, building project capability through knowledge sharing, the meeting will showcase a series of projects from across the globe.