Microsoft to Digitize Carbon Capture and Storage Value Chain - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions  -  December 13, 2023

Microsoft to Digitize Carbon Capture and Storage Value Chain

Microsoft signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for its integrated cloud-based workflows to be used for the operation of Northern Lights, a CO2 transport and storage provider for cross-border carbon capture and storage (CCS). 

The agreement was signed with SLB, a global technology company, and Northern Lights Joint Venture (NL).

In the initial phases of the collaboration, SLB will extend its digital CCS workflows and numerical simulation systems on its Delfi™ digital platform, which was deployed to streamline the subsurface workflows of Northern Lights in 2022.

Microsoft will deploy and extend its Microsoft Azure platform to ensure scalable cloud services support Northern Lights’ business and the SLB digital CCS workflows. SLB and Microsoft are collaborating on the development of an Azure-compliant open-source data platform that will serve as the digital infrastructure for Northern Lights.

“Microsoft is thrilled to partner closely with SLB and Northern Lights to drive tangible CO2 reductions at scale in 2024 and beyond. We are confident this lighthouse project can help accelerate the CCS industry and the digital infrastructure that is needed to reach global climate goals,” said Sverre Brandsberg Dahl, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Energy and Resources Industry, in a statement.

The Northern Lights Joint Venture was established by Equinor, TotalEnergies, and Shell to accelerate industrial decarbonization. The development of the transport and storage facilities is on schedule, and Northern Lights will be ready to receive and store CO2 from industrial emitters in 2024.

The first phase of development has a storage capacity of 1.5 million metric tons CO2 annually and the company has already entered into commercial transport and storage agreements with Yara and Ørsted. 

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