Technology and Activity Introduction
- Carbon Capture and Storage -

Global Coordination

Global CCS Business Environment Trends

Global CCS Business Environment Trends

JOGMEC analyzes the regularly updated CCS related policies and trends worldwide. We are especially focusing on trends in the licensing and certification scheme for CCS projects.
JOGMEC will utilize these analyses and the network constructed by resource diplomacy to improve the CCS business environment.

Toward Social Implementation of CCS

Toward Social Implementation of CCS

JOGMEC will evaluate the potential storage capacity and long-term stability for CCS project, and investigate schemes that quantify the CO2 emission reduction. JOGMEC will apply carbon intensity methodology to evaluate the environmental value of hydrogen and ammonia, whose GHG emissions have been reduced by CCS.

Facility Technology

Business overview

Business overview

JOGMEC is promoting the acquisition of oil and gas resources through CCS technology (e.g., efficient CO2 separation and storage technology), as well as supporting oil and gas field development while considering climate change issues with the goal of achieving both sustainable energy development and a low-carbon society.

DDR Membrane

DDR Membrane

Measures to reduce GHG emissions by applying CCS is important to realize the development of high-concentration CO2-containing gas fields as a new resource.
The DDR membrane, developed by NGK INSULATORS, LTD. and JGC Corporation, is an excellent technology for separating and recovering CO2 from natural gas.
JOGMEC is supporting field demonstration tests for commercialization of this CO2 separation technology.

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JAPAN-GTL

JAPAN-GTL

JOGMEC has developed the JAPAN-GTL process in collaboration with Japanese private companies. As demands for decarbonization increase toward the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, this technology has been receiving renewed attention as a synthetic fuel manufacturing technology that uses CO2 as feedstock. We aim to advance the JAPAN-GTL technology to practical use.

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Subsurface Technology

Screening and Selection of CCS sites

Global CCS Institute

Screening and Selection of CCS sites

We select the suitable areas and strata for CO2 subsurface storage through the analysis of geological structures from available seismic surveys and well data. The know-how and data accumulated through oil and gas reservoir evaluations conducted by JOGMEC worldwide are extremely useful in this respect.

Subsurface Reservoir Evaluation

Kato et al., 2017, Sweet spot mapping in the Montney tight gas reservoir.

Subsurface Reservoir Evaluation

We analyze the geological structures in the selected sites existing approximately 1,000–3,000 m underground and create geological models to estimate CO2 storage capacity from data, such as well logging, rock samples, and seismic surveys to accurately determine how much CO2 the selected CCS target structure could store.

CO2 Injection Simulation

Akai et al., 2021, Numerical modelling of long-term CO2 storage mechanisms in saline aquifers using the Sleipner dataset.

CO2 Injection Simulation

We conduct CO2 injection simulations to comprehend the CO2 storage mechanism at CCS sites and design optimal injection plans. We need to understand the behavior of fluids over a time period of thousands of years to evaluate the long-term storage safety, which is different from a typical analysis for oil and natural gas development.

Monitoring/Model Calibration

Nakamura et al., 2018, High-resolution Time-lapse Cross-Well Full Waveform Inversion for Successful EOR Monitoring in the Middle East.

Monitoring/Model Calibration

We monitor the CCS site and calibrate the simulation models with its results, to identify the spread of the injected CO2.
We are also accumulating knowledge related to new methods, such as optical fiber sensing, analysis of seismic survey data with high accuracy, and simulations that use simpler physical models.

Project Support

Project Support

We utilize our expertise with laboratory experiments and numerical simulations, which we have cultivated to date, to provide technical support for subsurface evaluations of CCS projects integrated with hydrocarbon resource development.