We’re always exploring for the energy of tomorrow. Now we’re going beyond the horizon.?
Renewables and low carbon solutions
We are in the midst of the biggest transition our modern-day energy systems have ever seen. The world’s energy system must be transformed in a profound way to drive decarbonization
By reducing the world’s carbon footprint, we can demonstrate a commitment to accelerate - not slow down - the transition.
Equinor’s strategic direction is very clear. We are developing as a broad energy company, and we are in the process of becoming a global industry leader in offshore wind.
In Equinor, we want to be competitive now, in the transition and in a net zero future. We believe our oil and gas competence can be leveraged to create business opportunities in the energy transition:
- We have a strong safety culture
- Capabilities to deliver large and complex projects?
- Experience from marine operations and maintenance?
- Focus on technology and innovation.?
Game-changer for Equinor’s offshore wind business
Driving innovator in offshore wind
Equinor’s ambition is to become a global offshore wind major. We now power more than?one?million European homes with renewable offshore wind from four offshore wind farms in the United Kingdom and Germany and we are the world’s leading floating offshore wind?developer
Our CCS projects
We have decades of experience from CCS projects of various sizes, successfully maturing the technology from the R&D stage to operations, putting us in a leading position to contribute towards the goal of making CCS reach commercial scale.?
By sharing our research and expertise with research institutions, academia, other companies and authorities we also contribute to the further development of CCS worldwide.? ?
?Offshore CO2 storage in Norway.?Ongoing
We are currently carrying out a feasibility study regarding CO2 storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
Sleipner West.?Operational since 1996?
We capture about 1 million tonnes of CO2?each year from the natural gas on the Equinor-operated Sleipner field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The CO2?is stored in a saline formation 1 km below the seabed.
Sn?hvit LNG.?First CO2 injected in 2008?
The Equinor-operated Sn?hvit field in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea supplies gas to the world’s first LNG plant with CO2 capture and storage.??
In Salah.?Start-up in 2004
Our involvement in the Algerian gas field In Salah is so far the only project outside Norway where we have helped capture and store CO2. More than three million tonnes of CO2 have been stored below ground. The injection of CO2 was stopped in 2011 due to capacity limitation in the geological structure.
Technology Centre Mongstad.?Operational since 2012?
A world-leading technology centre for CO2 capture technology. We were the operator during the construction phase and are now a partner and responsible for operations.?
decarbonising the energy system
Equinor is working on several projects to explore the potential of converting natural gas to hydrogen with capture and storage of the CO2. This represents an opportunity to develop low carbon solutions for power, heating and transportation.?
With developments in?hydrogen technology, the potential for business and emission reduction is promising.?
Our current activities within hydrogen solutions: