CO2 Capture Project – Phase 4 Advancing CCS Knowledge and Technology Deployment for the Oil and Gas Industry

6 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2021

Date Written: April 7, 2021


The CO2 Capture Project (CCP) is a unique collaborative technology development program initiated in 2000 with participants from corporations, academia, governments, research institutions, policy makers and individual contractors who have come together to advance development of new approaches to capture and store CO2 and improve efficiencies of existing technologies. The overall objectives are to deliver major cost reductions for carbon capture and demonstrate that geological storage is safe, measurable, and verifiable. The 3rd phase of CCP, CCP3, has been recognized with a CSLF Global Achievement Award, reflecting CCP’s role as an exemplary model of science-based research, development, and demonstration. Phase 4 of CCP, CCP4, began in 2015 and is supporting R&D work for capture and storage technologies at multiple levels of development, spanning exploratory research to demonstration. CCP4 will be the final phase of CCP and will conclude at the end of 2021. The technical teams within CCP are looking at two key areas impacting Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). The Capture program is developing CO2 capture scenarios addressed in previous phases (refinery, heavy oil, and natural gas power generation), together with a new scenario (CO2 separation from natural gas production). The Storage, Monitoring and Verification program is focusing on demonstrating the viability of monitoring tools in the field and developing robust leakage detection, characterization, and intervention protocols. These programs are supplemented by the Policy and Incentives (P&I) and Communications programs. The P&I program is committed to providing technical, economic and social insights to inform the development of legal and policy frameworks and to help improve public understanding. The Communications program is contributing to the technical understanding of CCUS within the oil & gas industry, as well as sharing research results and insights from the Capture, Storage and P&I Teams’ work with the wider CCUS industry and academia. This paper will detail the objectives of the CCP4 Capture program and provide a summary of recently completed and ongoing technical projects.

Keywords: CO2 Capture, Separation, Solvent, Adsorbent, Membrane, Pilot

Suggested Citation

Ali, Ibrahim and Prunzel, Paulo, CO2 Capture Project – Phase 4 Advancing CCS Knowledge and Technology Deployment for the Oil and Gas Industry (April 7, 2021). Proceedings of the 15th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference 15-18 March 2021, Available at SSRN: or

Ibrahim Ali (Contact Author)

BP International ( email )

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Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 7BP
United Kingdom

Paulo Prunzel

CENPES Petrobras

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Rio de Janeiro, 20011-904

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