Bayou Bend expands carbon capture project to onshore Southeast Texas

Mar 06 2023


Bayou Bend CCS has expanded its project through the acquisition of nearly 100,000 acres onshore in Chambers and Jefferson Counties, Texas.

The increased acreage positions Bayou Bend to be one of the largest carbon storage projects in the United States. Combined with the previously announced approximately 40,000 acres offshore Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas, the expanded Bayou Bend project now encompasses nearly 140,000 acres of pore space for permanent CO2 sequestration.

The total acreage holds a gross storage capacity of more than one billion metric tons, positioning Bayou Bend to be a leading carbon transportation and storage solution for industrial emitters located in the Houston Ship Channel and Beaumont / Port Arthur region, one of the largest industrial corridors in the country.

Bayou Bend is a joint venture between Chevron U.S.A. Inc. through its Chevron New Energies division, Talos Energy Inc., through its Talos Low Carbon Solutions division, and Carbonvert, Inc.. Equity interests in Bayou Bend remain 50 percent Chevron, 25 percent Talos and 25 percent Carbonvert. Effective March 1, 2023, Chevron became the operator.

Chris Powers, Vice President, CCUS, Chevron New Energies, said, "Delivering CCUS and other lower carbon solutions to harder-to-abate industries is fundamental to Chevron New Energies' mission. As a Southeast Texas native, I know how vital these industries are to our local communities and their economies. With this expansion, Bayou Bend is positioned to offer CCUS solutions across a broad region of the Gulf Coast, from Houston to Orange and into western Louisiana."

Talos Energy


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