Welcome to the Trudvang webpage

The Trudvang project involves capturing CO₂ from several industrial emission sources in Northern Europe and transporting it, either via ships or pipeline, to the Trudvang store for injection and permanent storage under the seabed. The licence has the potential to store nine million tons of CO₂ annually. This corresponds to approximately 20 percent of Norway’s annual CO₂ emissions. The plan is to be in position to start storing CO₂ in 2029.

Project Director Henning Eide said: "We are delighted to have launched the Trudvang webpage. Our vision for Trudvang is to contribute to a sustainable future by developing a commercially sound and innovative CO₂ storage solution that mitigate climate change and promote environmental stewardship. The Trudvang webpage will communicate our goals and keep the industry informed about our progress. We are excited to share more about our journey."

About Trudvang

Sval Energi AS, Storegga Norge AS and Vår Energi Norge AS was awarded EXL007 the Trudvang CO₂ storage licence in September 2023. Sval is the operator of Trudvang and carries out and oversees the day-to-day management of Trudvang’s activities. Vår Energi and Storegga participate with personnel to Trudvang’s project organisation.

The Trudvang licence is located in the Norwegian North Sea, east of the Sleipner field and approximately 165 kilometers from the Norwegian coast. The reservoir itself is located in the Utsira Formation. Please have a look at the map here.

For further information, please contact:

Iselin Engebretsen, Communications Advisor
Mobile: (+47) 917 66 478
Email: iselin.engebretsen@sval-energi.no


Trudvang presents at Tekna CO₂ conference 2024

This was the main message from Commercial Manager Caroline Svae when she spoke at the Tekna CO₂ conference 31 January at Fornebu. The conference aimed to offer industry insights from ongoing projects in both research and industry sectors, encompassing contributions from large and small stakeholders engaged in CCS and sustainable growth.

Svae said: “It was a great opportunity to present Trudvang storage at Tekna’s CO₂ conference. Overall, we can see that there are still regulatory barriers to overcome for the large-scale commercial CCS industry to succeed. However, seeing the scope of the projects being developed across the full CCS value chain and witnessing the enthusiasm to achieve this in collaboration makes me confident that we will succeed in building a commercially viable CCS industry”.


Awarded CO₂ storage licence in the North Sea

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has awarded the Trudvang licence to operator Sval and its two partners Storegga and Vår Energi. Calculations show that Trudvang can store nine million tons of CO₂ annually for at least 25 years – a total of 225 million tons and potential for even more.

CEO Nikolai Lyngø of Sval said: “We are pleased to have been awarded this licence. Capturing and storing CO₂ is important to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We have already spent two years working on this opportunity and have identified an area under the seabed suitable for safe and efficient storage of CO₂.”

The Trudvang licence is located in the Norwegian North Sea, east of the Sleipner field and approximately 165 kilometers from the Norwegian coast. The reservoir itself is located in the Utsira Formation. Please see the map here.

The Trudvang project involves capturing CO₂ from several emission sources in North-West Europe and then transporting the CO₂ to export terminals. From there, the CO₂ will be transported either via ship or pipe to the Trudvang location for injection and permanent storage under the seabed.

Lyngø said: “Together with our partners we will mature the Trudvang project in accordance with the milestones and work programme set out by the authorities. Our people have the expertise to realise Trudvang. The goal is to be able to store the first CO₂ in the Trudvang licence towards the end of this decade.”

Sval is the operator of the Trudvang licence with a 40 percent ownership stake. Storegga and Vår Energi each own 30 percent.

[1] Vår Energi ASA entered into an agreement with Neptune Energy Group Holdings Limited to acquire 100% of the shares of Neptune Energy Norge AS during the Trudvang process. Thereby, Vår Energi is now a partner.

 

For further information, please contact:

Iselin Engebretsen, Communications Advisor
Mobile: (+47) 917 66 478
Email: iselin.engebretsen@sval-energi.no