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Priority projects for the implementation of CCS power generation with enhanced oil recovery in Mexico

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Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control
Early online date21 Jul 2017
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StatePublished - Sep 2017

Abstract

In March 2014, Mexico launched its CCUS technological roadmap outlining the actions to be taken until 2024. One important action is National policy of carbon capture and storage (CCS) ready and the identification of priority capture plant. This outcome could aid the creation of a technology roadmap for the design of newly built NGCC power plants and their operational requirements for EOR and reduce to CO2 emissions. This article provides an overview of the opportunities for deploying carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS) in new natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) power plants in Mexico. The attention is given to plants close to oil field candidates for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) located in an inclusion zone suitable for storage. The Gulf of Mexico region has been identified as a strategic area for deployment because of the presence of large Mexican oil fields candidates for EOR and CO2 emitting industrial and power plants. After identifying new power plants in the inclusion zone, this article analyses which existing plants could be retrofitted and which new power plant could be designed to be ‘carbon capture ready’. In addition, the distance and the volumes of CO2 are estimated.

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