Total E&P and the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the sidelines of the recent UN Climate Change Conference in Bali.
Under this agreement the Indonesia’s Agency of Research and Development for Energy and Mineral Resources will be allowed to access to data from Total’s Lacq oxyfuel combustion carbon capture and storage pilot project in France. (Earlier post.)
This project, one of the first in the world to include the whole chain from combustion to CO2 geological storage, is primarily intended to prove the technical feasibility of an integrated carbon capture and storage scheme.
Indonesia will thereby be able to develop its technical and economical understanding of such a CO2 storage scheme, especially concerning the geological aspects. In turn, this may assist the Indonesian Government to establish an appropriate regulatory framework for similar projects that may be proposed in Indonesia.