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CO2CRC CCUS Symposium 2023
CO2CRC Symposium 2023
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Plenary 3

Open Meeting

Open Meeting

3:25 pm

21 November 2023

Great Ocean Road Ballroom

Session Description

The developing Australian CCUS network - Part 2


Session Program

The Gorgon carbon capture and storage (CCS) system is the world’s largest CCS system designed to capture carbon emissions.  Located at our Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility on Barrow Island, the system prevents millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases being vented into the atmosphere.

To date, more than 8.5 million tonnes of CO2 have been injected and more than 100 million tonnes of CO2 is expected to be mitigated over the life of the CCS system.
Naturally occurring CO2 is taken from offshore gas reservoirs and injected into a giant sandstone formation two kilometres under Barrow Island, where it remains permanently trapped. The Gorgon CCS system started up safely in August 2019 and will continue to be optimised to ensure it performs reliably over 40-plus years of operation.

Chevron is committed to sharing the lessons we've learned in developing the Gorgon CCS system with state and federal governments, research institutes and other energy producers to support the deployment of CCS technology in Australia.
Santos is establishing itself as a leading operator of CCS in the region. Its unique portfolio of long-life assets and long-term existing customer relationships has enabled Santos to start construction of Moomba CCS and is well progressed with it’s next in Bayu-Undan CCS. 

This presentation will give an overview of the current Santos operated CCS projects as well as outline Santos and its joint venture partners near-term competitive advantages of utilising existing infrastructure to bring costs down, increase certainty and enable speed to market. 

Dr Geoff O'Brien - Chief Scientist, CO2CRC
Professor Peter Cook - Distinguished Scientist, CO2CRC
Professor John Kaldi - Distinguished Scientist, CO2CRC
Professor Alf Garnett - University of Queensland Centre for Natural Gas
Professor Paul Webley - Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University
Mr Kevin Dodds - Australian National Low Emissions Coal R&D
Dr Charles Jenkins - Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO

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