Shearwater in carbon storage geophysical survey for Eni in UK


United Kingdom – Eni has awarded Shearwater GeoServices a 3D multiple technology integrated geophysical survey for carbon storage in Liverpool Bay, England, with the option of a second survey.

Bathymetric and 3D seismic surveys will be used to provide high-resolution imaging of the overburden as well as very high-resolution data for seabed and shallow geology analysis. For operations in shallow water, a specialized shallow water seismic node crew will be used.

Permanent CO2 storage

The first survey will be conducted over the Hamilton and North Hamilton fields, with a second survey over the Lennox field as an option. Eni plans to reuse and repurpose depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs and associated infrastructure to permanently store CO2 emissions captured from pre-existing local “hard to abate” industries and future low-carbon hydrogen production sites in the industrial district of NW England and N Wales, according to a carbon dioxide (CO2) appraisal and storage licence (CS licence).

SW Bly will be in charge of the surveys, which will take just under a month to complete.