The Northern Lights CCS project is part of the Norwegian full-scale CCS project, capturing and liquefying CO2 from industrial sources in the Oslo fjord region for transportation by ship to an onshore terminal on the Norwegian west coast. Through a pipeline to an offshore location, the CO2 is injected with a well into a saline aquifer for permanent storage. The use of ships to transport CO2 from industrial emitters is a unique solution and enables permanent storing of industrial CO2 volumes, from across Europe, that would otherwise have been emitted.
The Northern Lights CCS project is a Joint Venture between Equinor, Shell, and Total focusing on ship transportation and permanent storage.
Kjetil Wilhelmsen’s responsibilities include negotiating the commercial model and the relationship between the JV and the Norwegian State, as well as agreements between the JV and European commercial, 3rd party emitters for transportation and permanent storage of their CO2. Key industrial partners descend from the hydrogen, metals, cement, waste-to-energy, and refining industries.
Kjetil Wilhelmsen has been with Shell since 2005 and has some 20 years’ experience form the international upstream oil and gas industry. Prior to his current role he was based in the Middle East for five years in upstream and renewables New Business Development roles. Before this he was based five years at Shell’s head office in The Hague, in New Business Development roles across the Middle East, Central Asia, Australia and Europe. Before joining Shell, he was with the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. Kjetil Wilhelmsen has a degree in economics from the University of Oslo, Norway.