Saudi Arabia Explains Goals Of CO2 Project

Saudi Aramco is looking to boost recovery rates by 20%, as well as its environmental credentials, through a ground-breaking carbon capture and storage project.Saudi Aramco has revealed details of its carbon sequestration and storage pilot project designed to cut the environmental impact of oil production and lift recovery rates from its fields.

An article in the latest edition of the company’s in-house magazine says the plans call for the injection of 800,000 tons/year of carbon dioxide (CO2) in southern area oil fields.

The scheme, the first of its kind in the kingdom, was launched recently at the ‘Uthmaniyah oil reservoir and the Hawiyah natural gas liquids plants and is described by Saudi Aramco as the largest of its kind in the Middle East. (CONTINUED - 1260 WORDS)