(WO) — ADNOC has begun work on the world’s first totally sequestered carbon dioxide (CO2) injection properly in a carbonate saline aquifer.
The venture, which is anticipated to start injecting CO2 in Q2 2023, marks one other essential step in ADNOC’s dedication to decarbonize its operations, scale back its carbon depth by 25% by 2030 and ship on its internet zero by 2050 ambition.
This revolutionary venture will assist ADNOC’s carbon seize and storage program, which is a part of the suite of latest initiatives and initiatives the corporate is advancing following the steering by ADNOC’s Board of Administrators to speed up the supply of its low-carbon progress technique and the allocation of $15 billion to decarbonize its operations.
CO2 injection properly venture
As soon as operational, the venture will initially totally sequester a minimal of 18,000 tons each year of CO2 captured from Fertiglobe’s UAE operations for injection in Abu Dhabi’s onshore carbonate aquifers.
The CO2 injection properly venture builds on ADNOC’s expertise with its carbon seize facility at Al Reyadah, which has the capability to seize as much as 800,000 tons of CO2 per 12 months. The properly location for CO2 injection in addition to focused geological formations had been recognized utilizing the outcomes of ADNOC’s in depth 3D seismic survey and the corporate’s state-of-the-art subsurface modeling capability.
The venture will contribute to the manufacturing of lower-carbon ammonia. This efficient and cost-competitive hydrogen service will be scaled up shortly and has lower-carbon depth than different fuels.
The venture may even be monitored and assessed, utilizing superior expertise at ADNOC’s Thamama Digital Centre of Excellence, to make sure the best ranges of environmental security as the corporate expands its carbon seize actions to seize 5 million tonnes each year by 2030.
ADNOC’s multi-year decarbonization plan
The venture is the newest in a collection of decarbonization initiatives, together with a landmark settlement for ADNOC to amass 100% of its grid energy from the Emirates Water and Electrical energy Firm’s (EWEC) nuclear and photo voltaic sources. This settlement makes ADNOC the primary main oil and fuel firm to decarbonize its energy at scale by way of an settlement of this type.
Moreover, ADNOC lately reached monetary shut on a $3.8 billion deal to construct a MENA first-of-its-kind sub-sea transmission community, connecting ADNOC’s offshore operations to TAQA’s clear onshore energy community which as soon as full, might scale back offshore carbon depth by as much as 50%.