Indian Oil’s mammoth CCUS project progresses

Indian Oil’s mammoth CCUS project progresses

A newly formed consortium, led by engineering design services company Dastur, has been selected to carry out the design and feasibility for India’s largest industrial carbon capture and utilisation (CCUS) project at the 13.7 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) Koyali refinery of Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL).

Dastur yesterday (14th Jan) said that it will be the prime contractor for the development and will lead the consortium, which is also made up of Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions and the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) at the University of Texas.

IOCL’s refinery at Koyali, near Vadodara, is its flagship refinery and has the potential to capture over 5000 tonnes per day (tpd) or more than 1.5 mtpa of CO₂ for large scale enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations.

CO₂ captured from its hydrogen generation units will be primarily used for EOR at the Oil and Natural Gas Commission’s (ONGC) oilfield at Gandhar, Gujarat, near Koyali.

The project will examine the technical viability, economic cost and feasibility of capturing CO₂; develop technical specifications, designs and plans; review and identify necessary approvals and permits required; and analyse the environmental benefits CCUS.

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