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dc.contributor.authorBrownsort, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-08T10:04:59Z
dc.date.available2016-03-08T10:04:59Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/15712
dc.descriptionThere are many types of single point mooring (SPM) and loading systems that have been developed in the offshore Oil and Gas sector for the transfer of hydrocarbon and other fluids from production wells, platforms or floating storages to tankers. Several of them can probably be adapted for transfer, in the opposite direction, of carbon dioxide (CO2) transported by ship as a refrigerated liquid, to injection wells for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) or geological storage. However, no clearly favoured offloading system for CO2 has emerged yet (Brownsort, 2015). This brief, desk-based study, carried out by Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) as part of the CATO-TKI project Transportation and unloading of CO2 by ship - a comparative assessment, looked at the types of SPM available, their key characteristics and potential suitability for CO2 offloading. The study developed a flow-chart based selection guide for a CO2 offloading mooring taking account of some constraints of location, material and equipment characteristics and operations. It also considered the fit of potential mooring systems to the outline process route options developed earlier in the project. However, recommendations of mooring systems are not possible at the current stage of the project, as case study data has not yet been finalised.en
dc.description.abstractThere are many types of single point mooring (SPM) and loading systems that have been developed in the offshore Oil and Gas sector for the transfer of hydrocarbon and other fluids from production wells, platforms or floating storages to tankers. Several of them can probably be adapted for transfer, in the opposite direction, of carbon dioxide (CO2) transported by ship as a refrigerated liquid, to injection wells for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) or geological storage. However, no clearly favoured offloading system for CO2 has emerged yet (Brownsort, 2015). This brief, desk-based study, carried out by Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) as part of the CATO-TKI project Transportation and unloading of CO2 by ship - a comparative assessment, looked at the types of SPM available, their key characteristics and potential suitability for CO2 offloading. The study developed a flow-chart based selection guide for a CO2 offloading mooring taking account of some constraints of location, material and equipment characteristics and operations. It also considered the fit of potential mooring systems to the outline process route options developed earlier in the project. However, recommendations of mooring systems are not possible at the current stage of the project, as case study data has not yet been finalised.en
dc.contributor.sponsor2CoEnergyen
dc.contributor.sponsorShellen
dc.contributor.sponsorNexenen
dc.contributor.sponsorScottish Governmenten
dc.contributor.sponsorScottish Enterpriseen
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dc.publisherScottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS)en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSCCS-CO2-EOR-JIP-Offshore-offloadingen
dc.subjectCarbon Capture and Storageen
dc.subjectCCSen
dc.subjectCO2en
dc.subjectCO2-EORen
dc.subjectenhanced oil recoveryen
dc.subjectSCCSen
dc.subjectgeological storageen
dc.subjectCO2 offloadingen
dc.subjectUK Continental Shelf (UKCS)en
dc.subjectoffshoreen
dc.titleOffshore offloading of CO₂: Review of single point mooring types and suitabilityen
dc.typeTechnical Reporten


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