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by Sofia Villegas
04 October 2023
Calls for tech sector to help North Sea industry monitor emissions

Calls for tech sector to help North Sea industry monitor emissions

The Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC) and North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) are calling for technology initiatives able to measure and monitor emissions, looking to support the transition to net zero.

Companies within the sector now have the opportunity to feature on NZTC & NSTA's recently announced roadmap initiative - a plan to provide asset operators of fixed/floating installations and onshore terminals with data on emission management technology. 

Rebecca Allison, chief executive of NZTC, said: “The technology landscape is a rapidly evolving space. Understanding the solutions available, their potential, and how to implement them is key, and this roadmap will provide an invaluable resource for operators.

"Through our latest call, we will identify the emissions measuring and monitoring technologies that are going to drive progress, fill the gaps identified by industry, and encourage wider adoption.”

Nearly or already-deployed projects offering solutions on power generation, flaring and venting are welcome to apply.

Companies have up until November 3 to take part.

The partnership will then evaluate applications against criteria such as suitability for offshore use before featuring the projects in the roadmap – which will also hold relevant information on modification requirements and average costs.

Doug Griffin, NSTA measurement and allocation manager, said: “The roadmap will play a key role in ensuring the best technologies for measuring and monitoring emissions are widely adopted. This will improve the reliability of operators’ estimates of greenhouse gas emissions from their upstream activities on the UK Continent Society.”

Launched in 2017, the NZTC looks to accelerate a cost-effective transition to net zero, and since launching in 2017, it has co-invested £253m in the sector, supporting almost fifty start-ups across the UK.

Its partner NSTA, regulates oil and gas, offshore hydrogen and carbon storage industries, ensuring these halve upstream emissions by 2030.

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