Developing a Carbon Management Strategy for Kuwait Oil Company
- M Osund-Ireland (AECOM) | J Richer (AECOM) | T Stenhouse (AECOM)
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- SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility, 16-18 April, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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- 2018. Society of Petroleum Engineers
- 5 Reservoir Desciption & Dynamics, 5.4 Improved and Enhanced Recovery, 4 Facilities Design, Construction and Operation, 4.7 Unconventional Production Facilities, 5.10 Storage Reservoir Engineering, 4.7.2 CO2 Capture and Management, 5.4 Improved and Enhanced Recovery
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This paper describes how a carbon management strategy for Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) was developed, building on the GCC award winning Air Compliance Management Program. A range of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions were assessed technically and economically, including measures that could be implemented by KOC or more widely across other sectors in Kuwait. The potential contribution that carbon capture and storage could make, including with enhanced oil recovery, was also assessed.
The results are presented in terms of an abatement cost curve for reducing GHG emissions in Kuwait which is comparable to abatement cost curves collated for other countries. Kuwait has the potential to reduce GHG emissions to 29% below 2030 levels at zero net cost, i.e. the cost of investment to deploy emission reduction measures would be offset by direct cost savings in energy and water. Applying the same ‘zero net cost’ to KOC suggests its own GHG emissions could be reduced to 15 – 20% below 2015 levels by 2030. This could include implementing measures within the local community; initiating actions that could be adopted more widely across Kuwait.
The ‘zero net cost’ proposition strongly supports implementation of measure to reduce GHG emissions in the short term and would provide a strong basis for investment in other measures, such as carbon capture and storage, in the longer term.
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