Kent and CGG Announces Strategic Carbon Capture & Hydrogen Partnership to Accelerate Global Decarbonisation

11 April 2022
  • Kent and CGG announce strategic partnership to support energy and industrial customers on “end to end” emissions reduction, from emitter to storage.
  • Kent will bring to the collaboration capabilities in engineering, design, implementation, and construction to deploy CCUS and H2.
  • CGG will bring to the partnership its unique subsurface characterization expertise for screening and modelling CCUS and H2 projects, extensive Earth Data library and fit-for-purpose monitoring strategies, including environmental monitoring and instrumentation technologies.
  • John Kent, Chief Energy Transition Officer at Kent, says: This tie-up between Kent and CGG will quicken the pace of development for Carbon Capture and Hydrogen technology. We’re thrilled to be working with CGG, with whom we share common goals of reducing emissions, promoting high standards, and helping the industry to work more efficiently.”
  • Peter Whiting, EVP, Geoscience at CGG says“The partnership between CGG and Kent will help our clients to accelerate the deployment of their CCUS and H2 projects by achieving real integration between subsurface evaluation and engineering design and execution. We are committed to playing an active role in the energy transition and supporting our clients in achieving their net zero target goals with the highest-quality solutions and technologies, values that we share with Kent.”

Kent, a leading engineering company in oil and gas, carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS), and hydrogen (H2), has announced a partnership with CGG, a global technology leader in geoscience.

Kent and CGG are working together on opportunities to reduce carbon emissions in the energy sector, which will play an essential role in decarbonisation to achieve net-zero targets. The partnership will focus on realising decarbonisation opportunities through CCUS development and hydrogen production and supply.

Kent and CGG will be providing customers in the energy and industrial sectors with “end to end” services across the life cycle of the projects. For example, from subsurface characterisation required for storage screening and evaluation to project engineering, planning, construction, and commissioning, including late-life activities such as decommissioning and long-term monitoring, that include instrumentation and data management.

This collaboration brings the capability to masterplan entire CCUS clusters. Kent will bring to the collaboration their world-class capabilities in engineering and design of facilities, CO2 capture, transportation through pipeline to wellhead, where they will work alongside CGG from wellhead and into storage reservoir. CGG will deploy its world-leading capabilities for subsurface characterization and subsurface risk analysis for CCUS and H2 projects as well as monitoring and instrumentation technologies for long-term monitoring and environmental assessment. CGG also has an extensive Earth Data library of geology and seismic multi-client data to help clients quickly identify suitable storage sites in depleted oil and gas reservoirs and aquifers.

Kent has been involved in more than 50 CCUS projects worldwide and was a key player in one of the world’s largest operational CCUS projects at Boundary Dam, Canada. Kent also have more than 50 years’ experience on Hydrogen projects, including most recently HyNet in the UK. Kent and CGG will use their industry-leading experience to develop realistic feasibility studies and concept designs to support client stage gating processes.

CGG has more than 15 years of experience supporting a number of high-profile CCUS projects around the world, including Sleipner, Troll, Weyburn, Pembina and Gorgon. CGG can support clients throughout the lifecycle of CCUS and Energy Storage, including H2. This can be for the initial screening of potential storage sites, during injection operations, and also for economics optimization and long-term monitoring after injection ends.

Currently, Kent is delivering CCUS FEED work which allows them to support clients on their financial investment decision to allow the detailed design and build of assets that will reduce the impact of essential energy projects on the global climate and help tackle the greatest energy challenge of our time. This is complemented by work undertaken by CGG on detailed storage evaluation and risk analysis for CCUS and H2, for example, through its products, such as CGG’s new GeoVerse™ Carbon Storage screening studies that support CCUS planning, and with its monitoring expertise to ensure quality and regulatory compliance.

Commenting on the partnership, John Kent, Chief Energy Transition Officer at Kent, says, “Kent is delighted to collaborate with CGG and highlight the benefits of CCUS and hydrogen production that will play an important role in decarbonising the broader energy sector. By bringing our complementary capabilities together, we can help each other, and our customers, move at a faster pace on the energy transition journey.”

“Working together is critical if we are going to decarbonise the sector fully – no one company or organisation can do it alone. So we at Kent are actively looking for partnerships such as these that facilitate information sharing and a faster transition to net-zero.”

Peter Whiting, EVP, Geoscience at CGG, says, “Our partnership with Kent will provide clients in energy and industrial sectors with the end-to-end solutions they need to achieve their energy transition goals with CCUS and H2 storage projects. By capitalizing on the capabilities of both companies we can bring to our customers a fully integrated view of their projects from the subsurface to the surface across the lifecycle of these projects.

Kent and CGG both share the same commitment to playing an active role in the energy transition, and to service excellence, helping our clients to meet their net zero targets.”

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