PETRONAS has awarded energy consultancy Xodus the conceptual engineering design contract for the state-energy firm’s first complete CCS project.
Xodus will conduct the feasibility studies and conceptual design for the CCS system for Kasawari, a sour gas field off the coast of Sarawak. The contract was won as part of Xodus’ contract with Petronas to provide engineering services for its Malaysian and international developments. Kasawari is scheduled to begin injecting captured CO2 in 2025, and has been billed by Malaysia’s state energy company as the world’s largest offshore CCS project. The field is estimated to have recoverable reserves of around 3 trn ft3 of gas.
Simon Allison, Xodus’ Regional Director for Asia Pacific, said: “CCS will be a key part of a global transition to net zero carbon emissions and our international experience and expertise will support Petronas in delivering sustainability across future projects.”
Last year, Petronas selected Honeywell UOP to supply the gas processing technology for a 900m ft3/d offshore gas purification plant. UOP said once built, the modular technology, which uses spiral wound membrane elements, will add to one of largest offshore gas treatment systems in the world. Gas processed at Kasawari will be further processed and liquified at the Malaysia LNG complex in Bintulu, Sarawak.
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