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. It achieved this milestone within its first year of operation.
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.