Chevron drilling CO2 injection wells on Barrow Island

12/09/2013
Chevron has started drilling its planned carbon dioxide injection wells on Barrow Island as part of the Gorgon-Jansz LNG project in Western Australia. The CO2 injection project involves the design, construction, and operation of wells and facilities to inject and store CO2 extracted from the natural gas feed into the LNG plant. Storage will be in a deep reservoir—the Dupuy formation—a massive sand body that lies 2,300 m below the surface of the island. A purpose-built rig spudded the first well in September. The unit was designed to meet the project's quarantine requirements and it incorporates automated hands-free equipment to replace many of the normal manual handling tasks on a rig. Th...
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