Carbon Capture and Storage

Reduce carbon emissions with our comprehensive carbon capture, utilization and storage services.

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What is carbon capture and storage?

Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) is an important emissions reduction technology considered essential in the global energy transition to decarbonization. It can be applied across the energy system. CO2 is captured from sources such as coal-fired power plants and cement plants and then recycled or transported to a storage site and injected underground so that it is not released into the atmosphere. This technology may also be used in the production of “blue” hydrogen and applied to bioenergy plants, enabling the permanent net removal of CO2 from the atmosphere.

What We Offer

SGS provides a wide range of technical services for feasibility, planning, development and operational stages of carbon capture and storage projects.

Our capabilities include:

  • Subsurface modeling and risk analysis
  • Advanced geomechanical laboratory analysis techniques
  • Greenhouse gas (GHG) verification services
  • Health and safety management
  • Supply chain assurance and project supervision

We have extensive experience with carbon sequestration and underground gas storage projects that enables us to support the future development of CCUS projects.

Why choose carbon capture & storage services from SGS?

Our expertise will enable you to:

  • Optimize facility engineering, construction and operations
  • Ensure the integrity, reliability, quality and safety of engineered systems
  • Achieve capital and operating cost targets
  • Audit, troubleshoot and benchmark to internal or international standards
  • Reduce technical and financial risk
  • Optimize procurement management
  • Meet project management objectives cost effectively

Why SGS?

Our subject matter experts understand your operational needs and can harness the world’s most comprehensive range of integrated inspection and analytical testing services, powered by the latest technology and digital tools.

Our Subsurface Consultancy team supports:

  • Identification, screening and ranking of potential CO2 storage sites
  • Subsurface mapping and modeling of structural traps
  • Seismic interpretation, petrophysics, reservoir characterization and 3D static modeling
  • Development of coupled multicomponent dynamic models
  • Prediction of trapping mechanisms (e.g. structural and stratigraphic, residual, solubility and geochemical trapping) and optimization of CO2 injections
  • Seal characterization and geomechanical appraisal of caprock integrity
  • Estimation and verification of CO2 storage capacity (SPE-SRMS)
  • Defining well design, well injectivity and well planning solutions
  • Development of monitoring programs for storage sites and analysis of acquired data
  • Asset and reservoir integrity (monitoring)
  • Understanding of microbial interactions in the subsurface, and asset infrastructure and mitigation of risks using SGS MiRAS
  • Risk assessment

SGS’s Advanced Technologies and Innovation Center (ATIC) supports:

  • Analytical studies of CO2 trapping mechanisms
  • Design and build of prototype micromodels
  • Analytical studies of CO2 dispersal mechanism
  • Incl. HPHT core flooding and slim tube tests
  • Analytical studies for the assessment of potential formation damage

We also offer services in relation to:

  • Measurement and monitoring
  • Carbon management solutions
  • Third party greenhouse gas emission verification and assessment
  • Design verification
  • Mechanical testing of pipelines and injection plant equipment

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