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Jingbian Fact Sheet: Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Project

Company/Alliance: Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Co.

Location: Jingbian Field Qiaojiawa, Shanxi Province, China

Feedstock: Coal- Chemical processing

Size: 40 Kt/yr

Capture Technology: Unknown

CO2 Fate: EOR

Timing: Operation (2012)


The GCCSI has invested AUS$2,500,000 into this project (July 2, 2013). The total cost of the project has not been published.


Yanchang Petroleum built the first CO2 capture plant (50,000 tonnes per year) in November 2012 at its Yulin Coal Chemical Company. In 2014, Yanchang Petroleum started the work for the second CO2 capture plant (360,000 tonnes per year) at Yulin Energy Chemical Company. Along with the construction of the two CO2 capture plants, Yanchang Petroleum started CO2 storage and flooding pilot test. The Jingbian Qiaojiawa pilot test started in September 2012 and as of July 2014, the cumulative injected CO2 reached 17,000 tonnes. The number of test injection well group was five in July 2014 and there are plans for expansion in 2015. After expansion, the injected CO2 may reach 200,000 tonnes per year, whereas stored CO2 will reach 120,000 tonnes per year. Furthermore, Yanchang Petroleum started the second CO2 storage and flooding test area in 2014 in Wuqi Shaanxi to carry out miscible-phase flooding experiments.

Currently, the CO2 is captured from Yulin Coal Chemical Company owned by Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Co.Ltd. The CO2 is a by product of 200,000 tons methanol and 200,000 tons acetic acid production. The capture cost is about US$30/t CO2 and theCO2 purity is over 99%. The CO2 will be transported by trucks 140 km to the sequestration site in Jingbian Field, owned and operated by Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum. The price of CO2 capture plus transporting to CO2 storage site is about RMB130 (about US$22/ton).

Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Co.Ltd is building a 360,000 ton/year CO2 capture facility in a new coal chemical factory in Yulin City 30 km away from the CO2 sequestration site. This CO2 capture location is due for completion in 2014.

Jingbian field is located in central Ordos Basin in northern Shaanxi slope. Jingbian field has low porosity and ultra-low permiability. Enhanced oil recovery using CO2 is expected to improve the oil production.

Project Link: Monitoring the Safety of CO2 Sequestration in Jingbian Field, China (August 2013)

Technical papers:

Jingbian CCS Project, China: Second Year of Injection, Measurement, Monitoring and Verification. Jinfeng Ma et al. Energy Procedia 63 ( 2014 ) 2921 – 2938 <Link to PDF>


Other Sources and Press Releases:
CCS: A China Perspective Yanchang Petroleum Report 1: Capturing CO 2 from Coal to Chemical Process (June 2015)
GCCSI China CCUS workshop
(July 2013)
China CCUS workshop continues Sino-Australian cooperation (July 2013)