ABU DHABI, UAE — ADNOC and Australia’s Santos have signed a strategic collaboration agreement concerning potential development of a joint global carbon management platform.
This would support the decarbonization ambitions of clients throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The two companies plan to work together to advance carbon capture and storage technologies and investigate development of a CO2 shipping and transportation infrastructure network, allowing heavy-emission sectors to capture, ship and permanently store CO2.
ADNOC’s domestic initiatives in the UAE include a carbon capture project at its Hail and Ghasha offshore sour gas development, as it strives to reach carbon capture capacity of almost 4 MMt/year.
Last month the company announced another partnership with Abu Dhabi-based EDGE Group to deploy UAE-made unmanned aerial vehicles across its offshore and onshore operations.
EDGE’s autonomous systems division, ADASI, will repurpose its existing UAVs for ADNOC to use in its operations, with a focus on minimizing emissions, enhancing environmental performance, monitoring operations and providing support in emergency response situations.
ADNOC and ADASI also agreed on a commercial partnership concerning the use of UAVs designed for greenhouse gas leak detection and detailed inspection of site assets and infrastructure.