- The Crown Estate
- The Oil & Gas Authority (OGA)
- The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
- Crown Estate Scotland (CES)
- Carbon Capture Storage Association (CCSA)
- RenewableUK (RUK)
- The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC)
The expertise of a wider group of people and organisations will be drawn on as needed as the work of the Forum progresses.
Areas of focus
The areas of focus for the first projects to be supported by the Forum have been informed by ‘CCUS & Offshore Wind Overlap Study’. They are:
Spatial characterisation and planning: Mapping where high-potential Offshore Wind and CCUS projects could potentially overlap, to inform a combined approach to future seabed planning and marine spatial prioritisation.
Conformance and seismic data gathering: Exploring how new technologies and updated guidelines could make it easier for essential CCUS monitoring surveys to take place in and around offshore wind infrastructure.
Best practice for simultaneous operations: A series of studies to model how co-location could affect access to sites for operational reasons (such as maintenance vessels, research vehicles, construction activity and helicopter access), and whether there are ways to co-ordinate activities to reduce impacts and open up co-location possibilities.
Wider Marine planning stakeholder engagement: Modelling the impact that additional traffic created by co-location has on other sea users and highlighting opportunities to address any impact.
Opportunities for sharing resources: Analysis of whether there is a need for an integrated approach for overlapping Offshore Wind and CCUS projects, which could provide a collaborative digital framework to enable issues such as overlap planning opportunities, development planning / precedence, promotion of collaboration.
Corrosion and geomechanical modelling: Assessment of potential impact on offshore infrastructure caused by saline brine displacement and CO2 injection, allowing mitigating measures to be quantified and put into practice.
Development and operational alignment: Activity to explore how common standards, cross-industry liabilities and dispute mediation are handled to provide clarity should damage to assets occur through co-location
Get in touch
If you have industry or technical expertise to feed into any of the above activity streams, get in touch by emailing [email protected]