Maersk Drilling to store CO2 in the underground

Maersk Drilling, which explores for offshore oil and gas, aims to make its black business sustainable. The first step is to use oil wells to store environmentally harmful CO2.

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Major Danish rig operator Maersk Drilling wants to transform from being black as coal into being environmentally sustainable, according to the long-term plan of the company, which will now test whether its drilling rigs can be used to store CO2 underground.

The company has joined forces with the two oil firms Ineos and Wintershall Dea to test the possibility of using already drilled oil wells and fill them with CO2.

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