ExxonMobil and Pertamina have signed an agreement at the G20 Summit in Bali to further progress their previously announced regional carbon capture and storage hub for domestic and international CO2.
The Heads of Agreement builds upon a joint study and memorandum of understanding that was signed at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, to assess carbon capture and storage technologies, low-carbon hydrogen and geologic data.
The agreement was signed by Pertamina president director and chief executive officer Nicke Widyawati and Irtiza Sayyed, vice president, ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions and president of ExxonMobil Indonesia.
“This agreement supports Indonesia’s net-zero ambition and its goal to become a carbon capture and storage leader in the region,” said Dan Ammann, president, ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions.
“By providing a large-scale storage solution for hard-to-decarbonize sectors, our companies will support Indonesia’s growing economy through low-carbon investments, creating job opportunities and adding revenues for the country.”
The Indonesian government is working to develop supportive CCS regulations and initiating discussions with other governments in the region.
ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions is working to bring lower-emission technologies to market, making them accessible to hard-to-decarbonise industries, including its recent agreement with a leading global manufacturer of nitrogen and hydrogen products in Louisiana, United States.
It is focusing its carbon capture and storage efforts on point-source emissions, the process of capturing CO2 from industrial activity that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere. Once captured, the CO2 is injected into deep, underground geologic formations for safe, secure and permanent storage.