Eni UK applies for carbon storage license

Sep 21 2022

Eni has submitted an applcation for the Hewett depleted gas field on the Southern North Sea for the development of a CCS project aimed at decarbonising the Bacton and Thames Estuary area.

To support the Carbon Storage License Application through the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) system Eni UK has announced the creation of the Bacton Thames Net Zero initiative targeting substantive decarbonisation of the UK South East. 

The Hewett depleted gas field is an ideal site for permanent and safe CO2 storage with a total capacity of about 330 million tonnes that could be operational as early as 2027. Eni UK will bring extensive experience and subsurface knowledge of the Hewett depleted gas field, having operated the gas production in the area for over 40 years.

Eni UK will provide further added value to the initiative through the ongoing technical and commercial experience gained from Liverpool Bay CCS and the wider HyNet NW Cluster, as an existing CO2 appraisal and storage license holder.

The collaboration of industrial partners under the Bacton Thames Net Zero initiative could contribute significantly to the development of a hydrogen economy in the UK and become a game-changer in addressing the decarbonisation needs of UK’s South-East, while supporting the UK ‘Net Zero’ targets.



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