Adco selects Alsa for Rumaitha North CO2 Injection
The national oil company Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) and the technology group Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) selected the local engineering company Alsa Engineering & Construction Corporation LLC (Alsa) to build a pilot project for carbon dioxide (CO2) injection in the Rumaitha North field of the United Arab Emirates.
Led by Masdar, the innovation spearhead of Abu Dhabi Emirates, this CO2 injection project is pioneering the delicate balance that Abu Dhabi has defined as a goal to combine the conventional energy sector development together with the emergence of the heavy industries in a context of natural gas shortage.
This program supposes to explore and develop new fields onshore and offshore, but it also requires to boost the production in existing fields threatening of depletion.
So far the common practice to increase production in maturing oil fields is to proceed to water injection offshore and gas injection onshore.
Abu Dhabi is already importing natural gas from Qatar through the Dolphin pipeline system, but cannot afford to build its economical development on such a model.
Masdar completed Abu Dhabi Carbon Capture FEED
In this context the carbon dioxide capture and sequestration (CCS) becomes a strategic topic for Abu Dhabi in order to meet its crude oil production target while saving natural gas.
Conceived as a comprehensive system, the Abu Dhabi CCUS Network is covering all the phases from the capture to the injection in passing by the transportation of the CO2.
In this pilot project, 800,000 tonnes per year of CO2 will be captured from the Emirates Steel plant and will be transported by a 50 kilometers pipeline south to the Rumaitha North field.
Dodsal has been awarded by ADNOC and Masdar the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the carbon capture, compression and transportation from the Emirates Steel plant down to Rumaitha North field.