Crown Estate surveys the industry about North Sea CCUS possibilities


The UK’s largest landowner, Crown Estate Scotland (CES), recently engaged with industry on the development of Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) in the North Sea.

The two arms of the land and seabed Manager is seeking input from developers about future development of subsurface carbon storage in UK waters.

The survey is to help determine the number and capacity of stores and the annual injection rates looking forward to 2050. The results will help shape future strategy for the CCUS leasing process.

Although the two administrations have largely worked separately, both Scottish and UK waters offer great potential for carbon storage reservoirs. The results of the survey will be shared as a joint exercise intended to speed the process of defining leasing requirements.

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