Azule Energy and Yinson Production Pte Ltd. (YP) are piloting an offshore carbon capture and storage (CCS) plant on FPSO Agogo in Angola.
The plant is the world’s first post-combustion carbon capture unit installed onboard an FPSO. It is designed at a pilot scale and will be used as a demonstration unit in an offshore floating environment to assess technical readiness and gain operational knowledge, Yinson said in a release Oct. 16.
The aim is to implement future scale-up of the CCS technology for YP’s zero emissions FPSO projects, the company continued.
In addition to the CCS plant, FPSO Agogo will feature other emissions-lowering technologies including electrification, automation and digitalization, a combined-cycle power system, a seawater turbine generator, a hydrocarbon cargo tank blanketing scheme, and an integrated closed flare system.
Carbon Circle Holding AS, a carbon removal and energy EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) company, has been selected to design and construct the CCS plant. Construction is under way, with the first steel cut in September.
In February 2023, Azule Energy and YP entered a firm contract for the provision, operation, and maintenance of the FPSO for the Agogo Integrated West Hub Development Project in Block 15/06, offshore Angola (OGJ Online, Feb. 28, 2023).
The Agogo Integrated West Hub will produce hydrocarbons from Agogo and Ndungu fields via both the existing FPSO Ngoma and the new FPSO Agogo that will be operational from mid-2026, reaching a peak of production of 175,000 b/d.
FPSO Agogo will be YP’s first offshore production project in Angola and marks YP’s eighth FPSO project in the West African region.