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ADNOC and Total sign framework agreement on emissions reduction and decarbonisation projects

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed a strategic framework agreement with Total to explore partnership opportunities in the areas of CO2 emission reductions and carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS).

Commenting on the news, His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and ADNOC Group CEO, says: ‘The agreement builds on our sustainability goal to decrease  greenhouse gas intensity by 25% by 2030, and reinforces ADNOC’s commitment to responsible oil and gas production as we deliver on our 2030 smart growth strategy.’

Under the terms of the agreement, ADNOC and Total will jointly explore opportunities to reduce CO
2 emissions, improve energy efficiency and use renewable energy for oil and gas operations. In the area of CCUS, the companies will further develop joint research into new technologies covering carbon capture and storage solutions and enhanced oil recovery projects based on CO2 usage.

Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman & CEO of Total, says: ‘This is a perfect example of Total’s commitment to leverage its global presence and expertise to act towards its 2050 net zero ambition alongside its long-standing key partners.’

ADNOC has already established the Al Reyadah facility, the first commercial-scale CCUS facility in the Middle East. Currently, the facility has the capacity to capture 800,000 t/y of CO
2. ADNOC plans to expand the capacity of its CCUS programme six-fold by capturing CO2 from its own gas plants, with the aim of reaching 5mn tonnes of CO2 every year by 2030 – the equivalent of the annual carbon capture capacity of over 5mn acres of forest.

News Item details

Journal title: Petroleum Review

Countries: UAE -

Subjects: Decarbonisation - Carbon capture and storage - Carbon emissions - Greenhouse gases -

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