Aramis trio begin North Sea CO2 capture FEED studies

Jan. 8, 2024
Petrofac has begun a multi-million-dollar front-end-engineering design (FEED) for the Netherlands’ carbon capture, transport and storage system, Aramis.

Offshore staff

LONDON Petrofac has started front-end engineering design for the Aramis carbon capture and storage (CCS) system.

The joint development by TotalEnergies, Shell, Energie Beheer Nederland (EBN) and Gasunie aims to capture CO2 from industrial clusters and deliver it via a ship or onshore pipeline for permanent storage in depleted offshore gas fields in the Dutch North Sea.

CO2 will be sent to a collection hub in the Port of Rotterdam. Following temporary storage and compression, it will continue through the pipeline, designed to transport up to 22 MM metric tons of CO2 annually, to various offshore facilities where it will be injected via wells into depleted gas reservoirs 3-4 km subsurface.

Petrofac is responsible for design of the 32-inch CO2 trunkline, including onshore, landfall and offshore sections, and the offshore CO2 distribution hub platform. The company will also design a CO2 pipeline linking the distribution hub to a nearby storage facility, and the control and safety systems.

Peritus International is supporting the program by executing the offshore trunkline design, while Offshore Independents manages the landfall design and offshore installation analysis.

All three companies are working as an integrated team, with the project directed from Petrofac’s consulting center in Woking near London, where Peritus is also based.

Petrofac also revealed a new three-year operations services contract from bp for its Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) project offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

The master services agreement scope includes offshore and onshore management and supervision, mechanical handling services, provision of personnel, and equipment maintenance. Petrofac already supports the GTA project with deck crew services.