What is CCP?
CCP was formed in 2000 as a partnership of major energy companies working to advance CO2 capture and storage (CCS) development for the oil & gas industry. Current CCP4 members are: BP, Chevron, Petrobras and Suncor.
The group has been working closely with government organizations – including the US Department of Energy, the European Commission and more than 60 academic bodies and global research institutes. Altogether, CCP has undertaken more than 150 projects since 2000 to increase the science, economics and engineering applications of CCS.
The third phase of activity is complete and CCP has now embarked upon the fourth phase of its work. During Phase Three (2009-2014), CCP focused on implementing capture technologies at the demonstration stage. This phase saw significant progress resulting in a number of demonstrations, field trials and studies.
The CCP4 program continues this work. The capture program aims to further knowledge in the three CO2 capture scenarios addressed in previous phases (refinery, heavy oil and natural gas power generation), together with a new scenario – CO2 separation from natural gas production. Within CO2 storage, the CCP4 program will continue to demonstrate safe and secure geological containment through field-based monitoring and the development of robust intervention protocols.
CCS is now accepted as an appropriate emissions reduction technology to help address the challenge of reducing CO2 emissions while the world develops alternative energy sources. Over the last ten years, CCP has done more than any other single industry body to advance the science of CO2 capture and storage.