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Uthmaniyah CO2-EOR Demonstration Project


Main developer: Saudi Aramco

Country: Saudi Arabia

Project type: Capture

Scale: Large

Status: Operative

Year of operation 2013
Industry: Gas Power Plant

Capture method: Pre-combustion

Transport of CO2 by: Pipeline

Type of storage: EOR

Volume: 0.8 tonnes/CO2
Volume: 800 000 tonnes/CO2



The Uthmaniyah CO2-EOR Demonstration Project is Saudi Arabia's first CCS project. The plan is to capture 0.8 Mtpa CO2 at the Hawiyah gas plant and transport it via 70 km of pipelines to Uthmaniyah in the Ghawar field.

The plan is, according to the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF), to determine incremental oil recovery (beyond water flooding), estimate sequestered CO2, address the risks and uncertainties involved (including migration of CO2 within the reservoir), and identify operational concerns. The object is also to test new CO2 monitoring technology.

The project is expected to last for 4-5 years.

Contact info

Main developer: Saudi Aramco

Companies involved