Woodside Energy is to explore options for potential carbon capture and storage (CCS) routes with a trio of Japanese industrial giants.
Chevron expects to inject even less CO2 at its flagship Gorgon CCS plant this year than in 2022, amid issues with water management and seismicity.
Chevron’s flagship carbon capture and storage project in Australia faces years of work to hit full capacity, underscoring the challenge of a technology seen as necessary to help the world hit climate goals.
The demonstration project will use DAC or CO2 captured from industrial emitters. Santos aims to use its existing infrastructure to “generate, liquefy and export” e-methane to Japan.
“We’re not interested in a regulated asset model, not at a fixed 5% return,” he continued. Investors have to be able to cover failures through higher returns on their successes. “We’re looking at returns into the teens on returns.”
Woodside Energy and LanzaTech, a US-based carbon capture and transformation company, have announced a strategic collaboration after signing a deal.
US giant Chevron (NYSE:CVX) has confirmed that it has been granted stakes in three permits to potentially access carbon storage offshore Australia.
Australia’s Santos (ASX:STO) and US giant Chevron (NYSE:CVX) have committed to spending around A$200 million (US$136 million) to assess the geological potential for carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects offshore Australia after winning two greenhouse gas (GHG) acreage permits.
Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Madeleine King, said greenhouse gas (GHG) storage permits have been awarded to two areas offshore the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Three more permits are expected to be awarded later this year.
Japan’s Inpex (TYO:1605) and partner TotalEnergies (LON:TTE) have won a key greenhouse gas storage (GHG) permit offshore Australia that could help a plan to bury emissions from liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects in northern Australia.
Australia’s carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) sector looks set for a boost as oil and gas companies, including BP (LON:BP), Santos (ASX:STO), and Woodside Energy (ASX:WDS), are investing heavily in large-scale projects.
Santos (ASX:STO) has lodged revisions relating to the environmental plan for the export pipeline connecting the Bayu Undan gas field offshore East Timor to the Darwin LNG facility in northern Australia with the Australian regulator .
Australian-listed engineering company Worley (ASX:WOR) will provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) services for the Santos-led proposed giant carbon capture and storage (CCS) project offshore East Timor.
Japan’s three energy companies – JERA, Tokyo Gas and Inpex – plan to join the proposed giant carbon capture and storage (CCS) project led by Santos (ASX:STO), at Bayu Undan offshore East Timor. The trio’s total investment could reach as much as 100 billion yen ($748 million) reported the Nikkei Asia.
Developing carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects in Southeast Asia is considerably cheaper than developing similar projects in more developed economies, such as Australia.
Genesis, a wholly owned TechnipEnergies company, have signed a Master Service Agreement (MSA) with PZE Limited (PZE) to provide decarbonisation and advisory services for various projects in Australia.
The Australian government has granted A$5 million (US$3.5 million) of funding for deepC Store’s offshore floating carbon capture and storage (CCS) hub dubbed CStore1. The proposed project, expected to store carbon dioxide (CO2) from Japan would be Asia Pacific’s first floating multi-user CCS hub, said the Perth-based company.
Gas coupled with renewable power is a natural partnership on the road to net zero and the pairing is already cutting emissions in many countries, according to global energy advisory company RISC.
The momentum of the energy transition must be maintained without compromising energy security, and that includes affordability, as well as universal access to reliable energy. But “we can only do this through decarbonisation, not defossilisation,” said Santos chief executive Kevin Gallagher.
Australia’s main oil and gas industry lobby group sees the carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) business as a crucial opportunity for Australia, as well as the oil and gas sector.
The Australian government has pledged A$67 million (US$49.7 million) of funding to help development of two carbon capture and storage (CCS) hubs – one led by Woodside and the other by Mitsui E&P. The funding will also be used to support the appraisal of a third potential storage site in Western Australia.
ExxonMobil said Thursday that it is carrying out early front-end engineering design studies (pre-FEED) to determine the potential for carbon capture and storage (CCS) that would cut greenhouse gas emissions from multiple industries in Australia’s Gippsland basin. However, collaboration with other industries and supportive government policies will be key to the project’s success.
Australia’s Woodside (ASX:WPL) and US-based technology developers ReCarbon and LanzaTech have launched a collaborative studies campaign aimed at converting carbon emissions into useful products.
Australia’s main oil and gas industry lobby group claims there has been strong interest in acreage releases for new carbon capture and storage (CCS) opportunities off Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Significantly, Australian producers need to be at the forefront of carbon-neutral liquefied natural gas (LNG) or “green LNG” to remain competitive and CCS is considered one potential route to help achieve this.
The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) believes the start of work on the Santos-led Barossa liquefied natural gas (LNG) development offshore northern Australia should be suspended as the associated carbon capture and storage (CCS) scheme, proposed by the operator, remains problematic and will not cut emissions. Otherwise the CCS project should be viewed as nothing more than ‘green washing’ and a diversion while construction continues, said IEEFA.