Shell to explore carbon transport and storage in Brunei and Singapore
Oct 26, 2022
Shell Eastern Petroleum (Shell) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) to explore the feasibility of carbon transport and storage options for Brunei Darussalam and Singapore. This could potentially form part of a carbon capture and storage (CCS) hub in Southeast Asia.
From left: General Manager Carbon Capture and Storage Asia, Yu Li P’ing, the Managing Director of Brunei Shell Petroleum, Agnete Johnsgaard-Lewis; Chairman of Shell Companies in Singapore, Aw Kah Peng; and Global Head of Thought Leadership and Product Strategy, Emerging Energy Solutions, Tan Seow Hui
Under the MoU, both parties will evaluate the technical and commercial feasibility of carbon storage options in Brunei Darussalam and carbon transport solutions from Singapore. The MoU will also enable cooperation between the two countries in developing relevant policies. This MoU complements efforts undertaken by the Government of Brunei Darussalam and Singapore to deepen cooperation in the areas of energy and green economy, such as CCS1 through an MoU signed in August this year.
“We are in a good position to leverage our existing relationships and track records in Brunei and Singapore to enable the development of a potential CCS hub in Southeast Asia,” said Agnete Johnsgaard-Lewis, the Managing Director of BSP.
“CCS will help reduce CO2 emissions from our own operations, as we transform our manufacturing footprint here into Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Singapore.” Aw Kah Peng, the Chairman of Shell Companies in Singapore, said, “It also offers a way to reduce emissions from hard-to-decarbonise industries, such as those found on Jurong Island. This will help Singapore cut its carbon footprint as we transition to a lower carbon economy.”
Shell’s target is to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050 and its ambition is to have access to at least 25 million tonnes a year of CCS capacity by 2035.
Notes to editors
- The Government of Brunei Darussalam and Shell group each own a 50% stake in Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP).
- CCS involves the integration of proven technical elements – CO2 capture, compression and transport, and storage. Shell is a provider of CO2 capture technologies and its shipping business has played an active role in the development and construction of the world’s first vessels specifically designed to carry liquid CO2 derived from CCS.
- Shell also has a proven track record of helping to develop large-scale commercial projects that involve the full carbon capture and storage value chain. These include:
a. Building and operating Quest in Alberta, Canada that has safely stored more than 7 million tonnes of CO2 since 2015 under budget and ahead of schedule,
b.Partnering with Equinor and Total in Norway on project Northern Lights to transport CO2 from industrial sources by ship to a central receiving hub and then send the CO2 through pipeline to an offshore store.
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