Petronas begins study of CCS facility for huge Kasawari LNG project in Malaysia
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Combustion Industry News Editor
In more news featuring Petronas this week, the company is to begin conceptual engineering design for a CCS facility at its Kasawari LNG project, off the coast of Sarawak, Malaysia. Like a number of other oil and gas companies, Petronas has a goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 (it is unclear from their statement of ‘aspiration’ if this means greenhouse gas emissions or only CO2, or if it applies to the use of its products or only its own operations), and it sees carbon capture and storage as a key part of meeting that target. The Kasawari project involves a huge sour gas field which will be used to produce LNG, the CCS side of it being instituted to make the LNG production more sustainable, keeping markets for the product open long term. The engineering study for the CCS component will be carried out by Xodus (a subsidiary of Oslo-listed offshore contractor Subsea 7), with a goal of commencing injection of captured CO2 into a depleted gas field by 2025. As much as 76 million tonnes of CO2 from flaring is expected to be captured once the project is operational. Petronas expects to institute further offshore CCS projects in the future.