Carbon capture and storage
At AMEC we are able to transfer and integrate our collective capabilities from our onshore and offshore gas business, our environment, health and safety consultancy service, involvement with new technologies and pipeline expertise directly into the expanding world of carbon capture and storage.
In the US we have showcased our work in this field through our work with oil companies such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell and Kinder Morgan in both CO2 pipelines, CO2 compression and injection projects for enhanced oil recovery. Our services range from concept and consultancy services, pipeline design to full project management and engineering, procurement and construction.
In the UK our focus has been on full service carbon capture and storage (CCS). We are applying our gas treatment experience both on and offshore to capture and store carbon dioxide and our proven track record on brown and green field sites to integrate these schemes into new and existing facilities.
We are working with academic and industrial institutions, such as the International Environment Agency, on studies and research into distributed transmission, capture of CO2 and cost modelling. In the UK we recently undertook a study for Yorkshire Forward, the Regional Development Agency and a Steering Group of stakeholders. The results demonstrate how Britain could capture and store CO2 from industrial sources based in the North of the UK and reduce its total emissions by over six per cent (Pioneering study shows how to cut CO2 emissions). The paper proposes an infrastructure network that would connect plants to storage facilities in the depleted gas fields off the adjacent coastline in the South and North Sea. The network would be the first of its kind in the UK.
AMEC’s expert, James Watt, was featured on the Green TV programme The case for Carbon capture and Storage . James, along with his AMEC colleagues, works with a variety of companies and institutions, such as the International Environment Agency, to study, research and develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. This is just one of the reasons why AMEC is at the forefront of developing CCS technology.