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Lula CO2 reinjection

Brief description:


Country: Brazil

Project type: Capture Storage

Scale: Large

Status: Operative

Year of operation 2011
Industry: Oil and gas processing

Capture method: Other

New or retrofit: New
Transport of CO2 by: Pipeline

Type of storage: EOR

Volume: 0.7 tonnes/CO2
Volume: 700 000 tonnes tonnes/CO2


The Lula (Tupi) field

Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras plans to begin sequestering CO2 at the Lula oilfield, which lies within the country’s massive offshore subsalt discovery.

Petrobras aims to use CCS to boost production and reduce CO2 emissions from its deep water exploration campaign. Beginning in March 2011, it intended to inject captured CO2 back into depleted oil reservoirs or store it within sub-sea salt caverns. The Lula field was opened for commercial CCS in 2013.

When the Lula field platform, which is about 300 kilometres from the coast of Rio de Janeiro, reaches full production, it could re-inject up to 1 million cubic metres of C02 per day. The company is also testing special materials to limit the corrosive impact on equipment and deep sea pipelines caused by CO2 and water.

The Lula oilfield, previously known as Tupi, holds an estimated 6.5 billion barrels of recoverable oil.

More information

Supergiant Lula Brings CO2 EOR Advances, September 2012

Reuters article, 3 February 2011

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