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Honeywell selected for major carbon capture and storage project in Thailand

| By Mary Bailey

Honeywell International, Inc. (Charlotte, N.C.) has been selected as the carbon capture technology provider for PTTEP for the Arthit Carbon Capture and Storage Project in Arthit Gas Field in the Gulf of Thailand.

Honeywell Separex Membrane Technology will help to achieve the project objectives to concentrate the CO2 rich stream which will be geologically stored in depleted reservoirs.

Honeywell technology provides an optimized solution to revamp the existing system to concentrate the CO2 rich stream using a 2-stage process so that it may be injected into a nearby depleted gas reservoir while considering the constraints of the offshore platform. The technology also enhances hydrocarbon recovery which would otherwise been flared, thereby providing additional hydrocarbon production, and adding additional value to the project beyond the carbon capture.

“Today, 15 million tons per year of CO2 is being captured and used in storage/utilization applications through Honeywell’s CO2 solutions process expertise. Honeywell currently has the capacity to capture 40 million tons per year through its installed projects worldwide[1] and we are excited to bring this expertise and experience to this landmark CCS project in Thailand with PTTEP.  This award builds upon our long-standing relationship with PTTEP and through expanding upon our installed CO2 capture technology we are pleased that this provides an optimal solution for the Arthit CCS project.” said Matt Spalding, Vice-President and General Manager, Honeywell UOP Asia Pacific.

Honeywell will also provide engineering and consultancy services for Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and subsequent phases of the project, subject to a successful FID. The company will also supply the SeparexTM Membrane Elements for this project in addition to providing pre-commissioning and startup support in the later phases of the project.

This project will be one of the largest commercial installations for Honeywell’s APAC region and will demonstrate the successful adoption of commercially available natural gas processing technology for a carbon capture and storage application. This project complements Honeywell’s broad portfolio of CO2 capture solutions with more than 70 years of commercial experience.