Spending on low-carbon projects will increase by $60 billion this year, 10% higher than 2022, led by wind developments, but helped by a significant rise in funding for hydrogen and carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) infrastructure, Rystad Energy research shows.
Indonesia’s state-backed energy company Pertamina aims to work with Japan’s Mitsui to undertake a joint study for carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology at the firm’s upstream assets in central Sumatra.
Petronas has taken a final investment decision (FID) for the development of its giant Kasawari carbon capture and storage (CCS) project offshore Sarawak in Malaysia. Significantly, it will be one of the first large scale CCS schemes in Southeast Asia and takes Malaysia closer to its goal of becoming a regional hub for carbon storage solutions.
Inpex has taken a final investment decision for Japan’s first demonstration project that will produce clean hydrogen and ammonia in association with carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS).
Indonesia’s upstream regulator SKK Migas has reported that the BP-led Tangguh Train 3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Indonesia’s West Papua province is on schedule to start-up in March 2023.
Aramco and Indonesia’s Pertamina have announced they are exploring collaboration across the hydrogen and ammonia value chain in Southeast Asia's largest economy.
Shell (LON:SHEL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sinopec, Baowu and BASF to explore the feasibility of developing an open-source carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) project in the East China region.
There has never been a better time for carbon capture and storage (CCS) deployment. When considering the latest edition of the industry’s flagship report, the Global Status of CCS published annually by the Global CCS Institute, and with supportive policy and regulation emerging, it is becoming less a question of whether we need CCS, but instead how do we deploy – and how do we deploy faster.
Woodside Energy and LanzaTech, a US-based carbon capture and transformation company, have announced a strategic collaboration after signing a deal.
Malaysia and Indonesia were the first countries in Southeast Asia to announce that carbon capture and storage (CCS) would play a role in decarbonising their industrial sectors. BP (LON:BP) in Indonesia, and Petronas in Malaysia, announced landmark projects in the oil and gas industry. However, while Indonesia has started having the right conversations around CCS, neighbouring Malaysia, and possibly even Thailand, appear to be making more progress within the region.
Air Liquide, Chevron, Keppel Infrastructure, and PetroChina have announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a consortium which will aim to evaluate and advance the development of large-scale carbon capture, utilisation, and sequestration (CCUS) solutions and integrated infrastructure in Singapore.
US giant Chevron (NYSE:CVX) has confirmed that it has been granted stakes in three permits to potentially access carbon storage offshore Australia.
US giant ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) has met with Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo to talk about the importance of a lower carbon future and ways that Indonesia can continue to access reliable and cost effective sources of energy.
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.
The cost to add carbon capture and storage (CCS) to the proposed Abadi liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the Masela Block offshore Indonesia that is owned by Japan’s Inpex (TYO:1605) and Shell (LON:SHEL) is expected to cost over $1 billion.
BP (LON:BP) has opened a pre-qualification tender for the provision of onshore front-end engineering and design (FEED) services for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at its Tangguh liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex in Indonesia.
Ageing coal-fired power is increasingly replaced by renewable energy generation in the US and Europe. However, transitioning away from thermal coal will be complex and slow for Asian nations, particularly India and China, which make up 70% of global coal demand and face a steep rise in power demand.
Keppel Offshore and Marine's (Keppel O&M's) (SGX:BN4) wholly owned subsidiary, Keppel Shipyard, has won an international tender from Brazil’s national oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro S.A (Petrobras), for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of P-80, a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) in a deal worth about US$2.9 billion.
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.
Malaysian national oil company Petronas has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s Mitsui for the conceptual and feasibility studies on the carbon capture and storage (CCS) value chain, including the evaluation of carbon dioxide (CO2) storage sites in Malaysia. Significantly, Mitsui is a shareholder in UK-based carbon management business Storegga, that is developing the Acorn CCS project.
CNOOC has finished China's first offshore carbon capture and storage (CCS) project designed to permanently store carbon dioxide (CO2) in the seabed, state media reported recently.
In a boost for Indonesia, BP (LON:BP) has today signed the 30-year production sharing contracts (PSC) for Agung l and Agung ll deep-water oil and gas exploration blocks with the government of Indonesia. The areas are underexplored with significant potential for natural gas resources, close to expanding gas demand markets.
Shell (LON:SHEL) is upbeat about the opportunities for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Asia Pacific, as the supermajor explores various potential storage site options across its portfolio in the region, which includes Australia, Malaysia and Brunei.
Shell (LON:SHEL) and Japanese liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyers Tokyo Gas and Osaka Gas will together explore potential opportunities to accelerate decarbonisation across their respective production value chains.
In recent years the debate around carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) has gained traction in Southeast Asia. However, the establishment of CCUS in the region is likely to be limited to gas processing and some industrial applications, reckons the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).