The mega project, Hydrogen to Humber Saltend (H2H Saltend), is expected to produce hydrogen from natural gas and will also utilise the carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. With this project, the UK aims to develop the world’s first net zero cluster by 2040.
Statoil, on behalf of the Johan Sverdrup partnership, signed a letter of intent with Aibel for the construction of the processing platform topside for phase 2 of the project. A letter of intent for field centre modifications was also issued to a joint venture of Aker Solutions and Kværner. Total value is estimated at more than $ 1.4 billion.
Statoil has established an integrated operations support centre and a drilling operations centre in Bergen. The centres will be connected to all Statoil installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS), starting this year.
Statoil, Shell and Total signed a partnership agreement to mature the development of carbon storage on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The project is part of the Norwegian authorities’ efforts to develop full-scale carbon capture and storage in Norway.
Statoil has been awarded two additional offshore exploration licences in the Guyana basin. The licenses were awarded through Suriname’s open door policy and production-sharing contracts have been negotiated with the national oil company Staatsolie MaatschappIij Suriname.
Statoil, Vattenfall and Gasunie have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate the possibilities of converting Vattenfall’s gas power plant Magnum in the Netherlands into a hydrogen-powered plant.
On behalf of the licence partners, Statoil has announced their decision to support the Johan Castberg operation with a supply and helicopter base in Hammerfest and an operations organisation in Harstad. Recruitment of offshore personnel from Finnmark county is also prioritised, the company said on their website.