Wintershall Dea CEO says CCS project among Europe's most mature

Wintershall Dea isn't worried that TotalEnergies and Ørsted have declared their entry into carbon storage in the Danish North Sea. "That's what happens when you're in an interesting market," says CEO Mario Mehren.

Photo: Wintershall/Bernd Schoelzchen

When it emerged last month that oil and gas supermajor TotalEnergies had allied with power utility Ørsted on carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project Bifrost, competition increased in the Danish North Sea, where a consortium consisting of Ineos, Maersk Drilling, the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) and Wintershall Dea was already well underway with a project dubbed Greensand.

But the latter is by no means worried that a new CCS partnership has emerged in the Danish sector, not even as both concepts pertain to carbon storage beneath depleted oil fields in the North Sea, says Wintershall Chief Executive Mario Mehren to EnergyWatch:

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