Oil and gas

Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS)

DNV GL services span the entire global value chain of CO2: capture, conditioning, compression, transport, storage and EOR.

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Jørg Aarnes

Jørg Aarnes

Global Lead - Low Carbon, Energy Systems

Enabling enhanced performance with carbon management technologies

CCUS is key technology in the global energy transition, enabling the upholding of energy supply and the production of essential materials, while limiting climate change. 

DNV provides world-class CCUS expertise for technical assurance, testing, advisory and risk management. Our specialist CCUS team is supported by more than 200 engineers in CO2-related disciplines worldwide. We provide expertise in process engineering, flue gas treatment, material technology, testing, corrosion, pipeline integrity, geology, geophysics, oil and gas reservoirs, EOR, well integrity risk and reliability, environmental impact, techno-economics, stakeholder management and CCUS strategy. 

At our Spadeadam and Groningen test sites you can carry out full-scale and lab scale testing of any integrity, corrosion and safety issue specifically for CO2 applications.

The widely-adopted DNV industry guidelines and Recommended Practices for CCUS are developed through joint industry projects and are freely available. Currently we run several innovation programs, like HiPerCap, Pipetrans, Subsea CO2, ECO2 and IMPACTS and we are involved in developing the new ISO standard for CCS. We also work with partners in World Business Council for Sustainable Development to speed up carbon capture and storage as a critical part of the solution to climate change.

For 25 years we have served the global CCUS industry leaders like Shell, BP, BG, Statoil, Maersk Oil, Aker Solutions, The Crown Estate, National Grid, Gasunie, Alberta Energy, Gassco, Gassnova and the European Investment Bank.

What we offer:

Our services span the entire global value chain of CO2: capture, conditioning, compression, transport, storage and EOR. We build trust for industries, investors and governing bodies, from strategic planning through technology demonstration to operational excellence.

  • CCUS technology qualification
  • CCUS techno-economical due diligence and benchmarking
  • CCUS feasibility and risk assessments
  • CO2 storage certification
  • CCUS knowledge management and training.

Contact us:

Jørg Aarnes

Jørg Aarnes

Global Lead - Low Carbon, Energy Systems

DNV Recommended practices (RPs) and service specifications (SE) for the whole CCUS value chain

A barrier to effective large-scale deployment of CCUS is the current lack of recognised standards and guidelines that can support the implementation of CCUS in compliance with emerging regulatory frameworks. We have therefore taken a commitment to address this gap and contribute to develop adequate guidelines for critical parts of the CCUS value chain.


Qualification procedures for CO2 capture technology


Design and operation of carbon dioxide pipelines


Geological storage of carbon dioxide


Certification of sites and projects for geological storage of carbon dioxide

Position paper

Highlighting the main issues for deployment of CCUS technologies.

A systems-approach to data can help install trust and enable a net zero future

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Joint industry projects


Initiated and led by DNV to develop industry guidance that provides a comprehensive reference source to assist the emerging CCS industry appreciate, understand, communicate and manage the issues, challenges and potential hazards associated with handling CCS CO2 streams.


CO2PIPETRANS phase 2 is an enabling project to support implementation and promote public and regulatory acceptance of carbon, capture and storage.

Test sites and laboratories

DNV owns several facilities where CCUS-related large- and small-scale tests can be performed.

Spadeadam Reasearch and Testing, UK

Spadeadam offers the opportunity to carry out rarely available trials in a controlled and secure ‘real-life’ environment.

Groeningen Multiphase Flow Laboratory, The Netherlands

Allows equipment manufacturers and oil and gas companies to test, validate and calibrate multiphase technologies.

CCUS news

DNV GL approves Shell carbon capture technology to bring down emissions from Fortum waste-to-energy plant

DNV GL has approved as qualified, technology for a full-scale demonstration project to remove carbon emissions at a waste-to-energy plant in Oslo, Norway.

New partnership will promote carbon capture technology to help meet climate challenge

The world’s largest testing facility for carbon capture, TCM, has signed a collaborative agreement with DNV GL to deliver advisory and verification services for CO2 capture technology.

CCS: DNV GL and EPCRC awarded NOK ~40 million for JIP on CO2 pipelines

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Large scale experimental data released to enhance CO2 pipeline design safety

The CO2PIPETRANS JIP has just released a third batch of valuable experimental data that will greatly assist in the design process of CO2 pipelines.

New experimental data released to enhance CO2 pipeline design

First-of-its-kind data relating to the depressurisation of CO2 pipelines is being made freely available today through industry cooperation.

DNV GL cooperation with industry to address risks from offshore CO2 pipelines

Industry stakeholders have asked DNV GL to initiate a joint industry project: “CO2 Subsea Releases - Small Scale Experimental Programme’’

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