CCS Facility Exceeding Expectations
In its first two years of operations, Quest has captured and safely stored two million tonnes of CO2, and has achieved this milestone ahead of schedule.
Quest has been working better than planned, both in preventing CO2 from entering the atmosphere and in safely storing that CO2 deep underground, since its start-up celebration in November 2015. Both its capture technology and storage capability have helped Quest exceed its target of capturing one million tonnes of CO2 per year, and through careful study and monitoring, the subsurface geology is proving ideal for long-term, safe storage of CO2.
Shell is doing their part, through Quest, to share knowledge and technology, and to help bring down the cost of CCS. If Quest was built again today, we estimate that it would cost 20-30 per cent less to construct and operate thanks to a variety of factors including capital efficiency improvements and a lower cost environment.
Since 2014, Quest has drawn interest from governments and education institutions in places like the US, Korea, The Netherlands, Norway, Mexico and Taiwan. We continue to share knowledge and lessons learned by hosting more than 50 international delegations at Quest and by collaborating with others to improve their technology.