Malaysia approves world’s largest offshore CCUS project
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Company Petronas has made a final investment decision on the CO2 capture, storage and utilisation (CCUS) project in the Kasawari gas field, 200 km off the coast of the Bintulu region, northern Malaysia. The project capacity is up to 3.3 million tons of CO2 equivalent per year, which makes it the largest CCUS initiative undertaken in the offshore oil and gas production.

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The CO2 capture will take place on a 15,000-tonne eight-leg platform to be constructed by Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd (MMHE), the project’s general contractor. The platform equipped with CCUS equipment will be installed at a 108-metre depth and integrated with the gas production platform at the Kasawari field. The CO2 storage place will be the depleted M1 field where carbon dioxide will be supplied via a 138-kilometre 16-inch pipeline. As Petronas estimates, CO2 injection will be between 71 and 76 Mt during the Kasawari life cycle.

M1 will be one of sixteen depleted fields to be used by Malaysia for carbon dioxide injection: 11 of them are offshore in Sarawak state, which includes the Bintulu region, and 5 – are offshore in Peninsular Malaysia. The total underwater storage capacity will be 46 million cubic feet (1.3 trillion cubic metres), 60% of the capacity will be provided to Malaysian companies, 40% – to foreign emitters of CO2. At the same time, Malaysia has already planned another offshore CCUS project. The operator will be Thailand’s PTTEP, which will capture CO2 from the Lang Lebah field at offshore in Sarawak, and then transport to the Golok field. In addition to the Petronas initiative, the project will bring Malaysia closer to becoming a regional CCUS hub.

Hydrocarbon production is the third largest CO2 emitter among all industrial sectors. As McKinsey estimates, oil and gas production accounts for 15% of global industrial emissions, while steel and cement production – for 26% and 20% respectively, and chemical and coal mining – for 12% and 6% (with the share of 21% of all the other industrial sectors).


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