Crescent Midstream joins shallow-water Gulf CCS project

Dec. 29, 2022
Addition of midstream company gives project access to CO2 transportation infrastructure.

Offshore staff

DALLAS, Texas – Crescent Midstream has joined a consortium with Spain’s Repsol and private US producer Cox Oil to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects in the shallow-water Gulf of Mexico.

In November, Repsol, Cox Operating LLC, and Carbon Zero US LLC formed a partnership to develop a hub offshore Grand Isle, Louisiana, for permanent carbon dioxide (CO2) storage.

The CCS project will repurpose Cox offshore infrastructure, currently consisting of more than 600 wells in 66 fields.

The addition of the Crescent Midstream gives the consortium access to critical infrastructure to transport CO2 from onshore emitters to potential storage hubs in federal US waters.

Crescent Midstream says that it has completed initial front-end engineering and design for a 110-mile CO2 pipeline that would run from Geismar, Louisiana, to Grand Isle, using existing Crescent pipeline rights-of-way.

In conjunction with its partners in the CCS hub, Carbon Zero recently applied to the US Department of Energy’s CarbonSAFE program for a spot in one of its proposed carbon dioxide sequestration pilots.

The companies describe the project as one of the Gulf of Mexico’s largest CCS developments.