We held a groundbreaking ceremony of CO2-EOR project

abarrelfullabarrelfull wrote on 13 Sep 2014 19:57

JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation (President and CEO: Shunsaku Miyake) is pleased to announce that its 50/50 joint venture with NRG Energy, Inc. for CO2-EOR project in the U.S.has started the construction of the world’s largest CO2 captured plant (*) at the WA Parish Power Plant (the largest thermal power plant in the U.S. owned by NRG, located southwest of Houston) which captures Carbon dioxide (CO2) in the processed flue gas.

The CO2-EOR project is an epoch-making project in the meaning of balancing increasing oil production with reducing greenhouse gases by injecting CO2 from WA Parish’s coal -fired power unit to West Ranch which is a legacy oil field.

We and NRG held a ceremony in the field for a groundbreaking of CO2 captured plant which is a main device of CO2-EOR project stated in “Outline of the groundbreaking ceremony” below.

The CO2 captured plant will be operational by the end of 2016.

We define Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) as one of the emphasis technology and are eager to put an effort in business deployment which harmonizes with Earth environment under new ideas.

(*)The CO2 captured plant will be constructed by a consortium of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. wholly subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and TIC (The Industrial Company) which is a major construction company in the U.S. Its capacity of capturing CO2 4,776 tons per day is the world’s largest one from the processed flue gas out of coal-fired power unit.

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