We are helping to develop large-scale commercial projects and have research partnerships with industry and leading academic institutes. Our current activities include:
At the Gorgon gas fields off the coast of Western Australia, natural gas will travel through undersea pipelines to a liquefied natural gas plant on nearby Barrow Island.
Once injection operations are at full capacity, 3-4 million tonnes a year of naturally occurring CO2 produced with the natural gas will be captured and injected into a deep sandstone formation around 2.5 kilometres beneath the island.
Chevron is leading the Gorgon project, with Shell and ExxonMobil as partners. Gorgon is the world’s largest CCS project.
Quest is a fully integrated CCS project, designed to capture, transport and store more than a million tonnes of CO2 annually deep underground.
Quest is the first commercial application of CCS in the oil sands industry. It is part of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project, a joint venture with Shell (operator and 60% owner) Chevron Canada and Marathon Oil Canada Corp. Additionally, Quest received significant support from the governments of Alberta and Canada, which provided C$745 million and C$120 million of funding respectively.
Shell is sharing the knowledge and lessons learned from building Quest to encourage more widespread implementation of CCS.