Abstract

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has commissioned a study to determine the potential contribution that Carbon Capture and Storage alone (CCS), Carbon Capture and Storage with Enhanced Oil Recovery (CCS-EOR) or other identified measures could make to reducing Kuwait's / KOC's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, by implementation of recommendations. This study was examined various methods to reduce GHG emissions, including CCS, and will provide a strategy for the implementation of various GHG emission reduction technologies for KOC of international and national requirements to address the global challenge of climate change, with particular focus on the Middle East and the Oil and Gas industry.

A cost effective GHG emission reduction target for KOC is proposed to limit GHG emissions as Business as Usual in 2030. Achieving this target requires implementing the Prioritized GHG Emissions Reduction Plan with specific Key Performance Measures (KPMs) for KOC. This Plan is based on a package of GHG emission reduction measures that would be cost neutral to KOC. Adopting a similar approach across the whole of Kuwait is expected to reduce emissions by 2030 projections. CCS and CCS-EOR would accrue costs but have the potential to make the greatest contribution to reducing GHG emissions. This Study recommends CCS and CCS-EOR are suitable for longer-term consideration. Furthermore, the top management KPMs has been identified that will help the management to monitor and control the GHGs emissions to address the global challenge of climate change.

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