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Background to the Study


The 4th International Workshop on Offshore Geologic CO2 Storage was held 11-12 February 2020, hosted by the University of Bergen in conjunction with the EU-Funded STEMM-CCS project in Norway.


The workshop addressed how to develop CCS projects with offshore storage and built on the  recommendations and topics raised at the previous workshops. The aim of the workshop series is to facilitate sharing of knowledge and experiences among those who are doing offshore CO2 storage and those who are interested, and to facilitate international collaboration on projects.  Over 150 attendees from 18 countries participated in this 4th workshop. 


The agenda included sessions on infrastructure, project updates, emerging country needs and progress, deep subsurface monitoring and modelling (shallow monitoring was covered by the STEMM-CCS portion of the workshop), regulatory frameworks and brainstorming toward an international project. Each session included discussion, and the workshop concluded by agreeing overall conclusions and recommendations. There were also twenty poster presentations for the Offshore Workshop.  

The report is available to download.