Engineering, procurement and construction firm KBR today said it had won a carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) contract from Japan’s JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration company.

Under a master service agreement and feasibility study, KBR will assess options for CCS alongside blue hydrogen production relating to JX Nippon’s oil and gas fields in Southeast Asia.

KBR will provide technical consultancy services in relation to developing concepts and technology recommendations for the capture of CO2, reinjection, and production of blue hydrogen.

The Houston-based company will also evaluate the feasibility of conversion and transport of hydrogen in other forms for sale into the market, including liquified cryogenic hydrogen, liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC), ammonia, and methanol (utilising CO2).

This project will be led primarily from KBR’s consulting hub in Singapore, leveraging on the specialist skills of its wider strategic and advisory consulting and engineering groups.

This includes a world leading cryogenic hydrogen team which works with NASA extensively on the storage, training and safe handling of hydrogen at extreme temperatures.

“We are excited to be a part of this significant project which is indicative of the global transition to more sustainable energy supplies and our ambition to grow and maintain a substantial presence in Asia Pacific,” said Jay Ibrahim, KBR President, Energy Solutions.

“Being given the opportunity to work on this study is indicative of KBR’s capabilities and skillsets across complex industrial assets and demonstrates our strategic commitment to sustainability, decarbonisation, and the development of blue/green hydrogen as both the clean energy for the future, and foundation of a green chemical and product supply chain.”