A carbon dioxide (CO2) compression system will be provided to PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd. 's Kasawari offshore carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project in Sarawak, Malaysia, by Baker Hughes, a company specializing in energy technology.
This announcement is according to a contract issued to the latter by Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE) on January 3.
The facility will be able to cut CO2 emissions by 3.3 million tons annually, making it the largest offshore CCS facility in the world (MTPA).
Baker Hughes will deliver a cutting-edge compression system with decreased size and weight, a power density allowing for larger flows per unit, and best-in-class efficiency using its extensive expertise in liquefied natural gas and offshore technology.
The compressors will make it possible to transport and reintroduce CO2, which has been extracted from natural gas, over a subsea conduit into an exhausted offshore field.
Two trains of low-pressure booster compressors from Baker Hughes will be delivered to enable CO2 removal using membrane separation technology. Additionally, two trains will be provided for reinjecting the separated CO2 into a designated storage location.
The PGT25+ and PGT25 gas turbines with dry low emission technology will be installed in the trains, providing improved fuel economy and lower nitrogen oxide emissions even with a high CO2 component fuel gas.
Compared to other typical alternatives, the compressors' casing also offers a smaller footprint, an essential differentiation in an offshore setting.
The CCS project should significantly reduce the amount of CO2 that is currently released into the atmosphere as a result of flaring from the entire Kasawari gas development, advancing PETRONAS' goals to realize Malaysia's potential as a major carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) hub on a global scale.
Additionally, the project will help the business get closer to meeting its own goals of having net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
"This award demonstrates the viability of significant, commercial-scale carbon-capture projects, which are critical for the energy transition," said Rod Christie, executive vice president of Industrial & Energy Technology at Baker Hughes.
"This project proves that CCS technology can be deployed even in challenging environments, including offshore gas facilities, and provides an important step forward for reducing emissions from natural gas production."
The final investment choice to create PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. was made following PETRONAS's statement on November 29. On October 20, the Kasawari CCS project by Bhd. was authorized.
With an estimated trillion cubic feet (tcf) of recoverable gas resources, the Kasawari development is a greenfield project situated in the Malaysian portion of the South China Sea.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Petronas, Petronas Carigali, is responsible for its development and management. The project might produce up to 900 million cubic feet of gas (mcf) per day after it starts operating in 2023.
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