Chapter 8. Appendix A

8. Appendix A

Table of permits and licences relevant to the storage development.

The table lists the different storage-related applications, consents, licences and permits01. The table is not exhaustive, but covers the major steps in the “permit-regime”. The laws and regulations governing the different permits are listed in Section 2.1. Note that the listed applications and permits could be processed/approved simultaneously or in slightly different order than listed.

Permit Regulation/law Regulation holder Responsible authority Status permits in Longship project
Survey licenceStorage Regulations, Chapter 2Storage
operator
Ministry of Petroleum and EnergyNot applied in the Longship project
Exploration licenceStorage Regulations, Chapter 3Storage
operator
The King in CouncilNot applied in the Longship project
Permit to drill exploration
wells
Regulations relating to materials and documentation in connection with surveys for and utilisation of subsea reservoirs on the continental shelf to store CO₂, Section 15Storage
operator
Norwegian Petroleum
Directorate
Drilling permit02 (boreløyve)
(29.11.2019)
Permit to drill investigation
and injection
well(s)
Pollution Control Act, Section 11
Management Regulations, Sections 25 and 26 CO2 Safety Regulations, Section 12
Storage
operator
Norwegian Environmental
Agency, with consent from
Petroleum Safety Authority
Drilling, Aurora field: Verification well (31/5-7, EOS):
Permit, Norwegian Environmental Agency (25.09.2019)
Consent from Petroleum Safety
Authority03 (12.09.2019)
Well 31/5-A-7 AH and 31/5-C-1 H: Application from NL04 (09.03.2022)
Exploitation licence for underground reservoirs
for injection and storage of CO2*
Storage Regulations, Chapter 4Storage
operator
The King in Council (Ministry of Petroleum and Energy)Exploitation licence, EL00105
(11.01.2019)
Consent to establish a
CO2 receiving facility
Regulations on the handling of flammable, reactive and pressurised substances and equipment used for this purpose, Section 17Storage
operator
Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (based on Environmental Impact Assessment)Consent from Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection06 (15.04.2021)
Permit for CO2
emissions
Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading Act, Section 5 (subject to the Pollution Control Act, Section 11)Storage
operator
Norwegian Environmental AgencyTo be issued
Permit to discharge (chemicals) when preparing the pipeline to the storage sitePollution Control Act, Section 11Storage
operator
Norwegian Environmental AgencyTo be issued
Permit for injection
and storage of CO2
Pollution Control Regulations, Section 35-4
Storage Regulations, Section 5-2
Management Regulations, Sections 25 and 26
CO2 Safety Regulations, Section 12
Storage
operator
Norwegian Environmental Agency (consent from Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, (Norwegian Petroleum Directorate), Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, and Petroleum Safety Authority), ESAStorage operator will apply closer to the start of injection (end of 2022 according to plan)
Licence to install and operate facilitiesStorage Regulations, Sections 4-5, 4-6, 6-1 and 6.2
CO2 Safety Regulations, Section 11
Storage
operator
Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Petroleum Safety AuthorityPlan to install and operate the transport, receiving- and storage facilities approved (PDO/PIO) by Ministry of Petroleum and
Energy07 (25.02.2021)
*This is not for the injection and storage, only for the right to exploit the reservoir, see Permit for injection and storage of CO2.

01 The English translations of the laws and regulations use both permit and license for the Norwegian term “tillatelse”. We have used the term that is used in the corresponding translation.
02 Boreløyve for brønn 31/5-7 i utnyttelsesløyve 001 – Oljedirektoratet (npd.no)
03 2019_1049-brv-equinor—samtykke-til-leteboring-av-co2-verifiseringsbronn.pdf (ptil.no)
04 Equinor søker om utslipp fra boring av CO2-injeksjonsbrønner på Aurora i Nordsjøen og fra legging av kontrollkabel. – Miljødirektoratet (miljodirektoratet.no)
05 Utnyttelsestillatelse-el-nr-1.pdf (npd.no)
06 Samtykke-til-etablering-og-bygging-av-mottaksanlegg-for-karbondioksid-i-oygarden-kommune..pdf (dsb.no)

07 Northern Lights – godkjennelse av plan for utbygging, anlegg og drift (regjeringen.no)

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