Japan’s Mitsui and Indonesian state-backed energy company Pertamina will jointly study carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) commercialisation options in Indonesia.
Mitsui said in a statement that the feasibility study aims to evaluate the carbon dioxide (CO2) subsurface storage capacity of mature oil and gas fields operated by Pertamina, where production is declining, in Indonesia.
The Rokan Block, home to the Duri and Minas oil fields, in Riau, is one of Indonesia’s largest onshore blocks and will be considered for its CCUS potential.
The pair plan to study potential commercialisation with the goal of building a CCUS value chain, including capture and transportation of CO2 emitted from industrial plants, power generation plants, and other facilities.
Mitsui said the study will also explore the potential of receiving CO2 not only from within Indonesia, but also from other nations, including Japan, via ship transportation, aiming to create a new low-carbon solution business in Indonesia.