Eni UK announced the launch of the Bacton Thames Net Zero initiative, which aims to significantly reduce carbon emissions in the UK’s Southeast San Donato Milanese (Milan). Eni UK declared that it has submitted a Carbon Storage License Application for the Hewett depleted gas field on the Southern North Sea through the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) system in order to create a CCS project aimed at decarbonizing the Bacton and Thames Estuary region.
With a total storage capacity of around 330 million tonnes, the Hewett depleted gas field makes for an excellent location for secure, long-term CO2 storage.
The CCS project will make it possible to prevent the atmospheric release of a considerable amount of CO2, which is equal to the annual carbon dioxide emissions of more than 3 million residences or more than 6 million vehicles.
Eni UK has operated the gas production in the region safely for more than 40 years, giving them vast experience and subsurface knowledge of the Hewett depleted gas field.
Eni UK also announces the launch of the Bacton Thames Net Zero initiative, which will help the automotive, ceramics, food, materials, energy, and waste disposal industries in the UK Southeast decarbonize and open up new greener growth opportunities. This initiative will also significantly aid the UK’s decarbonization strategy.
Through the transportation and storage of CO2 in its Hewett depleted gas field, which could be operational as early as 2027, Eni UK will play a crucial part in this industry-led project.
Eni UK, an existing CO2 appraisal and storage license holder, will contribute additional value to this endeavor by utilizing the ongoing technical and commercial knowledge gained from Liverpool Bay CCS and the larger HyNet NW Cluster.
In addition to helping the UK’s “Net Zero” goals, the cooperation of industrial partners under the Bacton Thames Net Zero initiative might make a substantial contribution to the growth of the hydrogen economy in the UK.