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KBR nets JX Nippon carbon capture contract

Houston-based energy and LNG engineer KBR said Wednesday it has secured a carbon capture contract from Japan’s JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation.

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

JX Nippon’s offshore fields in Malaysia and Indonesia are both feeding liquefied natural gas export facilities. These include the Bintulu LNG plant and the Tangguh LNG export facility.

KBR said it will provide technical consultancy services by developing concepts and technology recommendations for the capture of CO2, reinjection, and production of blue (carbon-free) hydrogen.

In addition, the engineering company will look into the feasibility of conversion and transport of hydrogen in other forms for sale into the market. These include liquified cryogenic hydrogen, liquid organic hydrogen carrier, ammonia, and methanol.

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.

“We are excited to be a part of this significant project which is indicative of the global transition to more sustainable energy supplies”, said Jay Ibrahim, KBR president of energy solutions.