17/12/2020 - Renewablesby Leila Faramarzi and Ali Meschi Amoli
CCUS: a proven methodCarbon capture as a topic tends to attract excited headlines, but the technology itself is not new. There are 19 commercial-scale CCUS projects in operation as of today, the majority of which are dedicated to CO2-enhanced oil recovery (EOR) activities, mainly in North America.
Target zero: Developing the CCUS value chainThanks to policy support and governmental funding programs around the world, CCUS momentum has recently shifted in favor of dedicated geological storage of CO2. Several such projects are expected to enter operation in the near future, including Northern Lights in Norway, Net Zero Teesside in the UK, Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, CarbonNet in Australia, and Wabash CarbonSafe in the US.
Collaborations in closing technical gapsVallourec is also involved in several Research & Development projects with major energy companies, research institutes and academic institutions, helping to close knowledge gaps. As an example, we are investigating corrosion risks related to CO2 impurities and material operation window. We are also developing innovative solutions to reduce the financial, technical, and environmental risks along the value chain.
A unique positionAs an end-to-end supplier of high-performance tubular solutions, we are uniquely positioned to help the industry deploy safe and sustainable CCUS infrastructure worldwide.
About Leila FaramarziLeila Faramarzi joined the Energy Transition Office of Vallourec in 2020. As CCUS Director, she heads Vallourec’s strategy in products, market and business development for CCUS. She holds a PhD in carbon capture from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Leila has 15 years of international experience in CCUS including her most recent experience at Equinor (formerly Statoil) in Norway.
About Ali Meschi AmoliAli Meschi Amoli joined Vallourec in 2017 as Strategic Marketing Manager. In 2020 he joined the Energy Transition Office as CCUS Marketing & Development Manager, in charge of Vallourec’s business development in emerging CCUS applications. A graduate of IFP School, Ali worked for four years at TOTAL in business development roles ranging from Upstream Oil & Gas to Renewables.