Since 2007 CO2 and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) research have been carried out by the University Centre, Svalbard (UNIS), Norway. In December 2011 the UNIS board initiated the decision to establish a spin-off company for this research and development. This company which name is UNIS CO2-lab AS is 100% owned by UNIS.

NJG issue
Nine articles concerning Longyearbyen CO2 Lab project are published in NJG

"This publication draws from all the work that has been done during the life span of Longyearbyen CO2 Lab. Each contribution explores vital parts of the research tasks, thereby contributing to the total knowledge base" (Sand, G., Braathen, A. & Olaussen, S.: Longyearbyen CO2 Lab – tales of research and education. Norwegian Journal of Geology, Vol 94, pp. 77–82 Trondheim 2014, ISSN 029-196X)

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Digital dissection of reservoir samples - CT scanning reveals cracks in rocks
Ghent University have teamed up with the UNIS CO2 Lab to use their expertise to extract more information from the six kilometers of drill cores collected since drilling began in 2007.
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Here at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) we have taken the initiative to use the natural advantages of Svalbard to turn Longyearbyen into a green show case, demonstrating the CO2 value chain.

Having identifed the saline aquifers where CO2 can be stored, it is our goal to move on to carbon capture when storage capabilities have been explored and mapped.
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Start up support in 2008 for this site;
Svalbard Miljøvernfond
Present partners are
ConocoPhillips, Statoil, Store Norske, Gassnova, Statkraft, Lundin Norway, BakerHughes and Leonhard Nilsen.
Research/operational partners are
Univ. of Bergen, Uni CIPR, Univ. of Oslo, NTNU, SINTEF, NORSAR, IFE, NGI, NGU, and Add Energy.

Longyearbyen CO2 Lab is a research partner of the SUCCESS Centre for environmental friendly technologies. SUCCESS is co-funded by industry and the Norwegian Research Council.

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Managing director
Principal Investigators

: Snorre Olaussen
: Alvar Braathen

HSE leader

: Fred Hansen