As the energy demand is foreseen to increase of nearly 50% by 2030, Natural Gas will remain one of the most significant energy sources in the world’s energy mix. In this scenario, any type of floating production unit, be it FPSO or FLNG, represents an additional source of CO2 emissions which must be kept under control to guarantee the development of offshore stranded and marginal gas fields.
To meet the increasingly restrictive emission limits due to climate change and global warming concerns, CMIT has developed a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology that provides CO2 absorption with amines from the flue gas of the FLNG power generation unit. The captured CO2 is treated with the CO2 released from the gas sweetening unit with the mol sieve dehydration. This technology leads to low water content in the dehydrated CO2, and hence great flexibility in choosing the best CO2 storage method according to the client requirements:
- Subsea injection after compression to high pressure
- Onboard liquefied storage and periodic offloading