Global energy consultancy Xodus has been awarded a contract by oil giant Petronas for the conceptual engineering design of its first complete carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, offshore Malaysia.

The project centres around Petronas’ target of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, an aim shared by a swathe of international energy providers. Located on the coast of Sarawak, the Kasawari CCS project will involve the capture and processing of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the sour gas field development, which will then be injected in a depleted gas field.

Working on the Kasawari project will allow Xodus to exchange vital knowledge and expertise with Petronas, in addition to national contractor communities, as well as refine its existing experience across all aspects of the CCS industry.

Simon Allison, Regional Director for APAC, Xodus

Simon Allison, Regional Director for APAC, Xodus.

Speaking on the contract, Simon Allison, Regional Director for Asia Pacific (APAC), Xodus, said, “This is a significant step for Petronas and Malaysia and aligns with our own ethos of delivering a responsible energy future.”

“The award of this contract is a demonstration of the success of our expansion and recognition of our growing footprint across the APAC region.”

“CCS will be a key part of a global transition to net zero carbon emissions and our international experience and expertise will support Petronas in delivering sustainability across future projects. We are proud to be working together.”

The agreement states that, as part of Xodus’ contract to provide engineering services, Xodus will deliver feasibility studies and conceptual design.