Success with carbon capture, transport and storage (CCS ) could be important for overcoming the global climate challenge. The PSA’s role is to ensure that such activities pose no threat to safety or the working environment.
The loads put on pipelines and wells by carbon dioxide are very different to those involved in the production and transport of oil and natural gas. As a result, relevant regulations must be reviewed in order to ensure that the appropriate amendments are made with respect to CCTS developments.
Establishing a well-adapted regulatory framework will allow the PSA to facilitate a potentially important response to the climate issue.
By developing well-adapted regulations and by basing our supervision on these, we help to lay the basis for an important measure related to the climate issue.
- Our role with regard to carbon capture, transport and storage is to check that this approach is pursued in an acceptable manner with regard to safety and the working environment.
- We have initiated a review of relevant regulations to ensure that these are further developed so that they will also be appropriate for activities related to carbon capture, transport and storage.
- We have helped to improve the knowledge base and have involved ourselves with these issues in the context of both research and development and the setting of operating parameters.