December 06 -- Talos Energy Inc. and Freeport LNG Development LP intend to develop a carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project, the Freeport LNG CCS project (FLNG CCS), immediately adjacent to Freeport LNG's natural gas pretreatment infrastructure near Freeport, Tex., on the Gulf Coast, about 60 miles southwest of Houston. The companies anticipate first injection could occur by end 2024. Talos will be project manager and operator and will be joined by its partner, Storegga Geotechnologies Ltd., lead developer of the Acorn CCS project in the UK with ExxonMobil (OGJ Online, Oct. 6, 2021).
FLNG CCS will use a Freeport LNG-owned geological sequestration site less than half a mile from point of capture with as long as a 30-year injection term and will permanently sequester CO2. The site also is within 25 miles of as much as an additional 15 million tonnes/year (tpy) of incremental CO2 emissions from major industrial sources, offering the potential for future expansion.
FLNG CCS remains subject to execution of definitive agreements.
Freeport LNG is adding a fourth 5-million tpy train to its plant, expanding liquefaction capacity to more than 20 million tpy. It is targeting 2022 FID on the train, pending sufficient offtake agreements (OGJ Online, Aug. 2, 2021).