PTTEP Taps Honeywell for CCS Project Offshore Thailand
Thai oil and gas company PTTEP has hired Honeywell as the carbon capture technology provider for the Arthit Carbon Capture and Storage Project in the Arthit Gas Field in the Gulf of Thailand. Honeywell UOP has been selected as the carbon capture technology provider for PTTEP for the Arthit Carbon Capture and Storage Project in Arthit Gas Field in the Gulf of Thailand.
Honeywell UOP’s SeparexTM Membrane Technology will help to achieve the project objectives to concentrate the CO2 rich stream which will be geologically stored in depleted reservoirs.
Honeywell UOP’s technology provides an optimised solution to revamp the existing system to concentrate the CO2 rich stream using a two-stage process so that it may be injected into a nearby depleted gas reservoir while considering the constraints of the offshore platform. The technology also enhances hydrocarbon recovery which would otherwise be flared, thereby providing additional hydrocarbon production and adding value to the project beyond the carbon capture.
“Today, 15 million tons per year of CO2 is being captured and used in storage/utilisation applications through Honeywell’s CO2 solutions process expertise,” said Matt Spalding, Vice-President and General Manager, Honeywell UOP Asia. “Honeywell currently has the capacity to capture 40 million tons per year through its installed projects worldwide and we are excited to bring this expertise and experience to this landmark CCS project in Thailand with PTTEP. This award builds upon our long-standing relationship with PTTEP and through expanding upon our installed CO2 capture technology we are pleased that this provides an optimal solution for the Arthit CCS project.”
Subject to a successful FID, Honeywell UOP will also provide engineering and consultancy services for Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and subsequent phases of the project. The company will also supply the SeparexTM Membrane Elements for this project in addition to providing pre-commissioning and startup support in the later phases of the project.
This project will be one of the largest commercial installations for Honeywell’s Asia Pacific operations and will demonstrate the successful adoption of commercially available natural gas processing technology for a carbon capture and storage application. As such, the project complements Honeywell’s broad portfolio of CO2 capture solutions with more than 70 years of commercial experience.