Carbon capture and storage (CCS) proposals should demonstrate that consideration has been given to the re-use of existing oil and gas infrastructure rather than the installation of new infrastructure (either in depleted fields or in active fields via enhanced hydrocarbon recovery).
- Proponents may wish to consider the inclusion of a map detailing what existing oil and infrastructure there is within the vicinity of the proposed development and CCS storage site.
- Proponents may wish to consider the inclusion of an assessment of the existing oil and gas infrastructure within the vicinity of the project and an analysis of the routing options in terms of cost and minimising disruption to other users and the environment.
- If it is not possible to re-use existing oil and gas infrastructure a proponent may wish to include an assessment of this within a proposal. It may be beneficial to include the reasoning for installing new infrastructure – like constraints of fixed design parameters such as pressure rating, diameter, material specification of the existing pipeline, the availability and physical conditions of existing pipelines.
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