Industry and Governments back new Net Zero Solution Centre at OGTC

Oil & Gas Division
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5 Sep 2019

The Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) announced at the Offshore Europe Conference in Aberdeen, that it will create, in partnership with industry, a new Net Zero Solution Centre to accelerate the development and deployment of technologies to decarbonise offshore operations and develop the United Kingdom Continental Shelf as the first net zero oil and gas basin globally, supporting the industry’s Roadmap 2035.

Earlier this year, the UK and Scottish Governments set binding net zero carbon targets, for 2050 and 2045 respectively. This followed the publication of a comprehensive report by the Committee on Climate Change, which identified growing demand for oil and gas and the need for immediate action to address growing emissions while balancing the needs of the UK economy.

The Net Zero Solution Centre will work with government and industry to address the UK offshore oil and gas industry’s emission footprint, while also developing technologies that will contribute to the growing demand for hydrogen production and carbon sequestration.

To transform the UKCS into a net zero oil and gas basin, the Centre will champion the creation of an integrated offshore energy system, partnering with companies to accelerate the development of carbon capture, utilisation and storage, hydrogen capability and other net zero technologies.

The Centre has developed a roadmap and will work with a range of academia institutions and industry sectors to identify shared challenges and lead cross-sector collaboration on technologies to help accelerate carbon reduction and create export opportunities for the UK supply chain.