Gassco lets seabed surveys contract

Gassco AS has let a contract to Sweden's Marine Matteknikk AB to start seabed surveys in September for potential carbon dioxide pipelines.

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, Aug. 22 -- Gassco AS has let a contract to Sweden's Marine Matteknikk AB to start seabed surveys in September for potential carbon dioxide pipelines.

The company will shoot 636 km of seabed surveys over 19 days. Data will be collected to determine transport routes to be further developed during the preengineering phase in first quarter 2009.

The work underpins Gassco's investigation to transport captured CO2 from flue gas emitted by Naturkraft's 420-Mw gas-fired power plant at Karsto and the thermal power plant under development at Mongstad. Gassco is working with Gassnova SF and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to develop technical solutions.

"Suitable locations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf shall be evaluated for the sequestration of the captured CO2," Gassco said.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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