This large-scale project, located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, is capturing and storing approximately 800,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year from a natural gas production and processing facility and includes pipeline transportation of approximately 85 kilometers to the injection site (a small flooded area in the Uthmaniyah Field). The objectives of the project are determination of incremental oil recovery (beyond water flooding), estimation of sequestered CO2, addressing the risks and uncertainties involved (including migration of CO2 within the reservoir), and identifying operational concerns. The project has an elaborate monitoring and surveillance program to provide a clear assessment of CO2 storage underground. As a result, the project has become a ground for testing new monitoring technologies.
Recognized by the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) at the 2013 Technical Group Meeting in Rome.
Links to more information:
- Presentation at CSLF Technical Group Meeting (April 2013)
Photo courtesy of Saudi Aramco.