Ramboll Oil & Gas' Studies & Planning department was selected by the European Commission to review the European gas storage market and provide guidance in the input for the Second Strategic Energy Review and the work of the Gas Coordination Group.
The East Baltic States of Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are, apart from Cyprus and Malta, the only four EU member states which remain isolated from the present integrated EU gas market and transmission system.
The EU is facing huge challenges in the coming years when it comes to energy supply and transmission. Demand for energy transmission is affected by changes in energy markets such as increased market competition, security of supply and increased demand for renewable energy in line with increasing focus on climate change and the 20/20 in 2020 policy. For this purpose Ramboll's Studies & Planning department prepared a report on the subject of natural gas, legislation and monitoring.
CESI and Ramboll teamed up to determine the best options for electrical and gas interconnections in connection with the creation of a single energy market for 20 Arab countries by 2030.
Ramboll is engaged in several liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects. For instance, we investigate the possibilities of setting up LNG import facilities in Estonia, Finland and Sweden.
To help achieve the climate objectives of the Paris Agreement, key infrastructure projects that link the energy systems of EU countries are identified biannually as Projects of Common Interest (PCI). Ramboll has recently partnered with Ecorys to complete a project for the European Commission, focused on further developing a methodology and application template for PCI selection, evaluating the social cost of CO2 emissions and selecting PCI candidates.
Ramboll has analysed Poland’s foundation of becoming a well-functioning gas hub, serving as a central gas trading nation to the East Baltic region and CEE countries. The report, commissioned by Shell, sheds light on the competitive situation on the Polish gas market and highlights what could be done for Poland to become the gas hub in the region.
Ramboll oil and gas experts studied the possible effects on the environment and existing structures as a result of introducing artificial islands to be used as the centre for future drilling and oil production in the Upper Zakum oil field off the coast of Abu Dhabi.
Since the Danish gas market was fully liberalised in 2004, Danish consumers have been free to choose between suppliers. One of the companies that has stepped up to ensure a fair and flexible market is Energinet.dk, which, among other activities, oversees the volume balance in Danish gas storages.
The Hejre field development project in the north-western part of the Danish sector of the North Sea will be one of the largest Danish investments in offshore oil and gas production for many years to come. Ramboll has been involved in the project for a number of years.