The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) plans to increase the capture, storage and utilization of carbon dioxide (CO2) to boost oil recovery, the company announced on November 28.

Additional CO2 capture will help reduce the company’s carbon footprint and expand the use of natural gas for oil field injection and other purposes.

The announcement was made by Omar Suwaina Al Suwaidi, ADNOC Executive Office Director at the International Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) conference in Edinburgh.

The additional CO2 will be produced from either the Habshan-Bab gas processing facilities or the Shah gas plant.

The Shah plant is one of the largest ultra-sour gas processing facilities in the world, with a capacity of 1.3 billion standard cubic feet of sour gas per day. Upgrades could enable the facility to capture more than 2.3 million tons of CO2 per year by 2025.

The Habshan-Bab complex is one of the biggest facilities of its kind in the Gulf region, and could capture around 1.9 million tons of CO2 each year.

The company will decide which plant will be used in 2019.

ADNOC plans to capture around 5 million tons of CO2 by 2030 by using cost-effective second and third-generation carbon capture technologies.