We are helping to develop large-scale commercial projects and have research partnerships with industry and leading academic institutes. Our current activities include:

Gorgon, Australia

Shell is a partner in the Gorgon liquefied natural gas project which will include the world's largest CCS operation when complete.

The natural gas contains high concentrations of CO2 and therefore the project plans to capture 3-4 million tonnes of CO2 each year.

It is expected that 100 million tonnes of CO2 will be captured and stored over the life of the project. 

Quest, Canada

Quest is a fully integrated CCS project, designed to capture, transport and store more than a million tonnes of CO2 annually deep underground. It achieved this milestone within its first year of operation.

Quest is the first commercial application of CCS in the oil sands industry. It is part of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project, a joint venture with Shell (operator and 60% owner) Chevron Canada and Marathon Oil Canada Corp. Additionally, Quest received significant support from the governments of Alberta and Canada, which provided C$745 million and C$120 million of funding respectively.

Shell is sharing the knowledge and lessons learned from building Quest to encourage more widespread implementation of CCS.

Shell Cansolv CCS technology

CCS technology developed by Shell Cansolv is now in use at the Boundary Dam power station in Saskatchewan, Canada. Boundary Dam is SaskPower’s largest coal-fired power station and a significant source of power for the region. 

CCS has been installed in one unit of the plant and will be able to capture around 1 million tonnes of CO2 a year. Most of the CO2 will be used for enhanced oil recovery to improve efficiency in nearby oil fields and then permanently stored underground.

Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM), Norway

This is the largest centre of its kind to test CO2 capture technologies. It demonstrates COcapture at scale (up to 100,000 tonnes of COa year) and contributes to reducing the costs of CO2 capture. The centre was inaugurated in May 2012 and two different capture technologies are currently being tested. Owners of the centre are Gassnova SF, A/S Norske Shell, Sasol and Statoil ASA.

Visit the Technology Centre Mongstad website

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