ADNOC set to expand carbon-capture program

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. will decide soon where to expand its carbon capture, utilization, and storage program in pursuit of its goal of capturing 250 MMscfd of carbon dioxide for use in enhanced oil recovery before 2030.

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Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. will decide soon where to expand its carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) program in pursuit of its goal of capturing 250 MMscfd of carbon dioxide for use in enhanced oil recovery before 2030 (OGJ Online, Jan. 18, 2018).

ADNOC Onshore, with its Al Reyadah project, now captures as much as 40 MMscfd of CO2 from Emirates Steel Industries facilities, according to Omar Suwaina Al Suwaidi, ADNOC executive office director.

He told the International Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage Summit in Edinburgh that the next step in ADNOC’s CCUS program will occur at the Shah gas plant or Habshan-Bab gas processing facilities.

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The plant at Shah gas field, built by ADNOC and Occidental Petroleum Corp., processes 1.3 bscfd of gas and condensate containing more than 20% hydrogen sulfide and 10% CO2.

With modification, Al Suwaidi said, the plant could capture 120 MMscfd of CO2 during sulfur recovery.

The Habshan-Bab complex, which can process 6.2 bscfd of associated gas, could capture 100 MMscfd of CO2, Al Suwaidi said.

He said ADNOC will select the facility for the next CCUS work in 2019.

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