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When finalising a guideline for the transmission of CO2 in pipelines, DNV identified a set of knowledge gaps and is now inviting partners to join phase two of the CO2Pipetrans Joint Industry Project.

The first phase of the Joint Industry Project (JIP) has just been completed and a project-specific guideline has been finalised.

This knowledge will help designers and operators limit and manage uncertainties and risks related to the pipeline transmission of CO2.

‘The development of the guideline has given us excellent insight into transporting large quantities of high-pressure, dense-phase CO2,’ said project manager Kaare Helle.

‘It reflects the best available international practice and knowledge, ongoing international research, and DNV expertise.

‘During our work, we identified several knowledge gaps that need to be dealt with.

‘DNV is therefore initiating a phase 2, which will deliver an updated Recommended Practice.

‘This will give regulators, society at large and the industry sufficient confidence that the risks related to the transportation of CO2 are acceptable and manageable,’ he added.

The required RandD activities that have been identified are: CO2 release modelling validation data; fracture arrest – full-scale crack arrest; investigation of corrosion rates at high partial pressure CO2; material compatibility – polymers and elastomers; effects of impurities; and hydrate formation.

‘The industry is requesting more knowledge in these areas and we’re proposing a fast-track project schedule so as to quickly deliver results to our partners,’ said Helle.

The project’s partners have up to now been Statoilhydro, BP, Shell, Vattenfall, Dong Energy, Arcelormittal, Gassnova, Gassco, ILF, Petrobras, BG Group and Chevron.

In addition, governmental representatives from the UK, Netherlands and Norway have given valuable and necessary support.

International research institutes and experts will be supporting this RandD work alongside DNV and the industry.

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