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  • 1.  MEGA CCS Projects - Advance Stage Implementation

    Posted 11-14-2022 07:20 AM
    In addition to US, Australia and Indonesia - where do you see mega CCS projects in final/advance stages of implementation? 
    Do we have industry standards yet when it comes to material and premium connection testing replicating CCS well parameters and worst case corrosion/fatigue/thermal shock scenarios?

  • 2.  RE: MEGA CCS Projects - Advance Stage Implementation

    Posted 11-14-2022 04:48 PM
    As for projects, one of the largest now under development is the Northern Lights project operated by Equinor in the North Sea, using a saline aquifer in the vicinity of the Troll field. I don't know about material specifications but I think you could get more details by asking the project as it is far from confidential.
    This project benefits from the long experience of having very successfully re-injected the associated CO2 into the reservoir for many years on the Snohvit and Sleipner fields.

    Jean-François Verpeaux
    Retired from Total Paris

    Disclaimer: my personal opinion only

  • 3.  RE: MEGA CCS Projects - Advance Stage Implementation

    Posted 11-15-2022 01:57 AM
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    The HyNet project will be decommissioning platforms and wells next year (Q3/Q4 start) with the intention of repurposing the pipeline & platform infrastructure prior to being used for CO2 transit to offshore and sequestration. This would be one of the first projects with repurposing of infrastructure at its heart (with new/replacement as required). ENI are the operator for the CCUS, I've attached the pre-FEED document, which is public information, at that stage 4 options for the wells were still on the table. 

    Neil Rimmer
    Environmental & Sustainable Development

  • 4.  RE: MEGA CCS Projects - Advance Stage Implementation

    Posted 11-15-2022 02:01 AM
    Thank You Neil. I am hearing PTTEP, ExxonMobil, Petronas, ADNOC and even Elon Musk is going after CCUS. Busier times ahead.

  • 5.  RE: MEGA CCS Projects - Advance Stage Implementation

    Posted 11-15-2022 02:12 AM
    Thank You Jean

  • 6.  RE: MEGA CCS Projects - Advance Stage Implementation

    Posted 11-15-2022 05:39 AM
    Dear Oumer Tahir,
    I do have a little problem with "mega" in your question.
    Any project where the CO2 is not vented into the air, but stored for later use in the undergroud would be a success in the view of COP27.
    Germany put a lot of finance into CCS during the first decade of this century. Thus a lot of research has been done and results have been published in German and Englisch. There are complete design criteria for wells available and even p&a-strategies.
    However, Germans did not like the idea that CO2 is stored underground, just like they do not want to tap the unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs if hydraulic stimulation is needed.
    Thus a sino-german cooperation group "underground storage of CO2 and energy" was formed by the main chinese and main german research founders. This vehicle was used to transfer the CCS knowledge to China.
    You should contact this sino-german cooperation group at Energie Forschungszentrum in Goslar ( if you need the research results.
    Research continued in China and also first pilot projects have been put in place.
    Also natural gas exploration took place in the German North Sea sector during the first decade of this century. High pressure natural gas reservoirs have been found. BUT the natural gas was mostly nitrogen. The natural gas could not be ignited due to the nitrogen content.
    Reserach took place in order to find a way to use the natural gas in the German North Sea Sector. One option was called baseload power from the north sea: other options looked at the option to vent the nitrogen to the air running it through turbines that drive generators in order to generate power. However the hydrogen carbonate content was to high for untreated ventilation to air.
    Lately, I learned that a CO2 line is planed through the German sector of the North Sea and a foreign enterprise wants to produce the nitrogen and replace the void created by extration, with CO2, hence CCS.
    Germans did not accept the CCS under their feet, but they will accept the CCS technology offshore, if you do not see the offshore installations from the island beaches during summer holidays.
    Thus I recommend that you get in touch with the efzn-reserachers in Goslar<https:"">. The old town is worth a trip, particularly in the Christmas season.

  • 7.  RE: MEGA CCS Projects - Advance Stage Implementation

    Posted 11-15-2022 05:48 AM
    Hi Olaf - 

    Thank You for your detailed notes. By no means, I intended to undermine any project which is making our beautiful planet more sustainable and better. For years, we have been hearing about this technology and now we can see an increased focus and activity in Middle East, Asia Pacific and North America Regions. 
    I will review EFZN and who can say No to Xmas holidays in an old German town. 

    Thanks once again.

  • 8.  RE: MEGA CCS Projects - Advance Stage Implementation

    Posted 11-15-2022 08:21 AM
    Dear Oumer,
    Also in the Netherlands we have some projects ongoing (e.g., and there are plenty of other projects in Europe. A lot of the industry standards (materials, seismic risks, flow assurance, etc.) are being developed and there are quite some research projects ongoing (e.g.
    What are you interested in?
    Kind regards,

    Joop de Kok
    Senior Reservoir Engineer CCUS
    EBN B.V.

  • 9.  RE: MEGA CCS Projects - Advance Stage Implementation

    Posted 04-17-2023 11:28 PM

    Dear Oumer,

    Very useful thread, as we also plan a pilot project in the Country which is still in a very preliminary stage.

    May I understand, what is meant by the MEGA?? Is it related to size of the facility? No of wells? or Quantity of gas being injected? 

    From the thread, it seems the industry is still in the learning phase and benchmarks are being set, however, is there any related research paper/ technical literature which can answer these questions? Appreciate the help, as we are also in the learning phase.


  • 10.  RE: MEGA CCS Projects - Advance Stage Implementation

    Posted 04-18-2023 04:11 AM

    Hi Sahir - These are not industry standard benchmarks. I used that word in my question and factored in the CO2 tonnage being stored. You have rightly pointed out the learning phase but some regions are more proactive than others. Some operators in ME and NA are going full throttle and will learn along the way. Others are treading carefully. 

    It is great to see MPCL embarking on CCS journey in Pakistan. 

    I am attending CCUS-2023 next week and will share some notes with you upon my return. Wish you all the best and have a great Eid-ul-Fitr.