Geoscience technology company CGG has signed an agreement with energy services engineering firm Kent to drive forward the emerging transition through the development of decarbonisation opportunities.

Announced yesterday, April 6th, the partners aim to provide customers with ‘end-to-end’ services across the carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) and hydrogen production and supply value chain. 

The services will include subsurface characterisation for storage screening and evaluation, project engineering, planning, construction, commissioning, and late-life activities such as decommissioning and long-term monitoring. 

With its Earth Data library of geology and seismic multi-client data, CGG can contribute to the identification of suitable storage sites in depleted oil and gas reservoirs and aquifers. 

Taking the lead in the project’s engineering capacity, Kent will handle design of facilities, carbon dioxide (CO2) capture, and transportation through pipeline to wellhead. 

Commenting on the collaboration, John Kent, Chief Energy Transition Officer, Kent, said, “By bringing our complementary capabilities together, we can help each other, and our customers, move at a faster pace on the energy transition journey.” 

Having taken part in a range of CCUS projects, ranging from Sleipner, Troll Weyburn, Pembina and Gorgon, CGG will see the partnership equally supported by Kent’s experience in more than 50 global CCUS projects, in addition to being a key player in one of the world’s largest operational CCUS projects at Boundary Dam, Canada. 

Stating that the partnership will help provide clients with end-to-end solutions for energy transition goals, Peter Whiting, EVP, Geoscience, CGG, added, “By capitalising on the capabilities of both companies we can bring to our customers a fully integrated view of their projects from the subsurface to the surface across the lifecycle of these projects.”