Talos Energy and Freeport LNG developing Texas CCS project

Nov 16 2021


The companies will develop the Freeport LNG CCS project next to Freeport LNG's natural gas pretreatment facilities located near Freeport, Texas, on the Gulf Coast.

The companies anticipate first injection could occur by year-end 2024. Talos will be the project manager and operator and will be joined by its partner, Storegga Geotechnologies Limited, the lead developer of the Acorn CCS project in the United Kingdom.

The FLNG CCS project will use a Freeport LNG-owned geological sequestration site located less than half a mile from point of capture with up to a 30-year injection term and will permanently sequester CO2. The project benefits from a dedicated source of CO2 and a secured injection site in close physical proximity and, therefore, has limited commercial barriers and a rapid execution timeline assuming efficient regulatory approval processes.

Additionally, the site is located within 25 miles of up to an additional 15 million metric tonnes per annum of incremental CO2 emissions from major industrial sources, which offers the potential for expansion in the future. 

As one of the first liquified natural gas exporters in the United States, Freeport LNG operates one of the largest LNG liquefaction and export facilities in the world, representing one of the largest single natural gas demand points in the state of Texas. Freeport LNG is in the process of adding a fourth train to the facility that will expand their gas liquefaction capacity to over 20 MTPA.

Talos said it has been chosen as the project manager and operator of the FLNG CCS project due to its expertise with conventional oil and gas geology, engineering and project delivery. Storegga is bringing its expertise in carbon management chains: specifically developing CCS storage projects and of enabling linked clusters of industrial CO2 sources.

The FLNG CCS project follows numerous recent key developments in the Company's CCS portfolio including being named operator for the first and only major offshore CCS site in the U.S. (Jefferson County, Texas General Land Office site) and entering a strategic alliance with TechnipFMC plc.

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