CCUS | Risky business?
CO2 containment risk has become one of the most popular topics among our clients evaluating CCUS projects. Operators need to understand and evaluate subsurface features that could trigger CO2 migration and containment losses as well as introduce additional safety, reputational and financial risks. These considerations are also important aspects of the Class VI application process […]
Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage: Finding Opportunities in an Emerging Market
The current state of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) is dominated by the supermajors and large midstream companies who can afford to absorb risks in this emerging market. CCUS project developers are forging ahead without the typical commitments between an oil and gas producer and midstream pipeline developer. And, as we argued in our […]
Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage: Untangling the Economics From Source to Sink
The petroleum industry has long used carbon dioxide (CO2) for enhanced oil recovery. However, carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) has gained significant momentum in relevance thanks to climate change urgency and global alignment on environmental, social and governance (ESG). The CCUS discussion today is less about usage and more about permanent storage. Most of […]
A Midstream Operator’s First Mover Advantage in CCUS
Part 1: Pinpointing CO2 emitters Global alignment on net zero policies, Wall Street sentiment, and large tax credits from the U.S. and Canadian governments for carbon capture investment, are leading to exciting new opportunities for historically midstream service providers. Dominated by the transportation and storage of hydrocarbons, midstream operators are rethinking their business model and […]