Saudi Review 2020

Adnoc seeks to expand carbon capture

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) is building on its position as one of the least carbon-intensive oil and gas producers in the world by significantly expanding its Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) programme, Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Group CEO of Adnoc, has said.

Speaking at the International Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (ICCUS) conference in Saudi Arabia, Dr Al Jaber reinforced Adnoc’s commitment to responsible oil and gas production as the company delivers its 2030 strategy, noting that the company is on track to expand CCUS capacity at least fivefold by 2030 as part of its holistic sustainability goals.

Dr Al Jaber said: "Adnoc's CCUS programme reinforces our position as the least-carbon intensive oil and gas producer in the world. It is also an important enabler of our holistic 2030 sustainability goals, specifically our target to reduce greenhouse gas intensity by 25 per cent.

Currently, Adnoc’s Al Reyadah facility in the emirate of Abu Dhabi has the capacity to capture 800,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually. Adnoc plans to expand the capacity of this programme by over 500 per cent capturing CO2 from its own gas plants, with the aim of reaching 5 million tonnes of CO2 every year by 2030 – the equivalent of the annual carbon capture capacity of over 5 million acres of forest or forest over twice the size of the UAE.

Detailing how Adnoc plans to achieve its CCUS targets, Dr Al Jaber highlighted that Adnoc’s Shah gas plant has the potential to enable 2.4 million tonnes of CO2 to be captured while its Habshan and Bab plant could enable the capture of almost 2 million tonnes of CO2.

 

BU Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) is building on its position as one of the least carbon-intensive oil and gas producers in the world by significantly expanding its Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) programme, Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Group CEO of Adnoc, has said.

Speaking at the International Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (ICCUS) conference in Saudi Arabia, Dr Al Jaber reinforced Adnoc’s commitment to responsible oil and gas production as the company delivers its 2030 strategy, noting that the company is on track to expand CCUS capacity at least fivefold by 2030 as part of its holistic sustainability goals.

Dr Al Jaber said: "Adnoc's CCUS programme reinforces our position as the least-carbon intensive oil and gas producer in the world. It is also an important enabler of our holistic 2030 sustainability goals, specifically our target to reduce greenhouse gas intensity by 25 per cent.

Currently, Adnoc’s Al Reyadah facility in the emirate of Abu Dhabi has the capacity to capture 800,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually. Adnoc plans to expand the capacity of this programme by over 500 per cent capturing CO2 from its own gas plants, with the aim of reaching 5 million tonnes of CO2 every year by 2030 – the equivalent of the annual carbon capture capacity of over 5 million acres of forest or forest over twice the size of the UAE.

Detailing how Adnoc plans to achieve its CCUS targets, Dr Al Jaber highlighted that Adnoc’s Shah gas plant has the potential to enable 2.4 million tonnes of CO2 to be captured while its Habshan and Bab plant could enable the capture of almost 2 million tonnes of CO2.




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