B.T.H. Marbun, S.Z. Sinaga, H.S. Lie, A. Promediaz, Institut Teknologi
Carbon Management Technology Conference,
7-9 February 2012,
Orlando, Florida, USA
Climate change is becoming most issue discussed in the world since last decade
that is believed to occur by the emission of anthropogenic greenhouse-gases in
the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide emissions are responsible for the most important
greenhouse-gas effects. Therefore developed and developing countries attempt to
reduce the CO2 emissions in further decades.
Indonesia, as a member of the Kyoto Protocol, plans to reduce CO2 emissions to
26% in 2020. Carbon capture storage (CCS) is one of the technologies to reduce
emission and enhanced hydrocarbon recovery. The comprehensive study concerning
the technology and application of CCS has been begun in other countries as well
as in Indonesia now. Therefore, The Department of Petroleum Engineering of ITB
conducts a study concerning the feasibility of CCS application in the petroleum
industry. The main purpose of the study is to provide knowledge of CCS system,
the effects of impurities on storage operations, and finally the principal
storage possibilities in two fields Indonesia, Northwest Java Field and East
The Northwest Java Field is a back-arc field which consists of many
reservoirs-such as Talangakar Formation sandstones, a carbonate reef of
Baturaja Formation, carbonate of Upper Cibulakan Formation, and carbonates of
Parigi Formation. The most promising formation in Northwest Java field is the
Parigi formation.East Natuna Field has similar characteristics with North Java
Field, therefore might be suitable also for CO2 injection storage.
The research in this paper discussed about feasibility of carbonate formations
as CO2 storage. A brief explanation of the geological setting and comparison
with other carbonate CO2 storage is also presented. Hopefully, this study will
encourage the CCS research and development in Indonesia further.
Keywords: Carbon Dioxide, greenhouse gas, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS),
Northwest Java Field, East Natuna Field.