Oil Majors Explore Hub Potential for ‘One of the Largest CCS Projects in the World’

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Following the award of acreage offshore Australia, Japan’s oil and gas producer Inpex and its joint venture partners – Woodside Energy and TotalEnergies – will pool resources to evaluate the potential for a large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) site for a carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) hub, reads a press release from TotalEnergies.

Bonaparte CCS Assessment joint venture

The Bonaparte CCS Assessment joint venture between TotalEnergies (26%), INPEX (53%, Operator) and Woodside (21%) has been awarded a Greenhouse Gas Storage Assessment Permit, off the northwest coast of Australia, to carry out evaluation and appraisal work on block G-7-AP, which is considered a promising area for geological storage of CO2. Appraisal work will begin in 2023.

By enabling permanent CO2 sequestration in the region, this project complements existing solutions to avoid and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Ichthys LNG, a nearby natural gas liquefaction and export terminal that TotalEnergies (26%) is a founding partner. It is also fully consistent with TotalEnergies’ initiatives to promote and develop CCS (carbon capture and storage).

This promising greenhouse gas storage assessment permit is fully in line with our strategy to provide more energy with lower emissions, and our ambition to achieve net zero by 2050, together with society. TotalEnergies aims to develop more than 10 Mt/year of carbon storage capacity by 2030, including storage for its facilities as well as storage services for its customers,” said Julien Pouget, Senior Vice President, TotalEnergies Asia-Pacific E&P & Renewables.

He added, “As a partner in both the Ichthys LNG and Bonaparte CCS Assessment joint ventures, TotalEnergies is well positioned to contribute to low carbon LNG production in Australia.”

TotalEnergies and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

TotalEnergies’ focus is first to avoid then to reduce its emissions by developing and deploying a systematic approach, asset-by-asset, to implement the best available technologies. In particular, the Company is developing industrial projects for carbon capture, transport, and storage (CCS).

Backed by core competencies in large-scale project management, gas processing and geosciences, TotalEnergies is on track to achieve its ambition of developing storage capacity of 10 million metric tons of CO2 per year by 2030 through significant industrial projects such as Northern Lights in Norway and Aramis in the Netherlands. Through all its CCS projects, the Company will reduce its own emissions and those of its customers.

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Source: TotalEnergies

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