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Shengli Oil Field EOR* Fact Sheet: Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Project

*Also known as Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical CCS Project

Company/Alliance: Sinopec

Location: Shengli power plant, Dongying, Shangdong Province, China

Feedstock: Coal

Pilot Size: 40,000 tons/year

Pilot Start date: 2007

Scale Up Size: 101-250 MW (1Mt/yr)

Scale Up Start Date: 2018

Capture Technology: Post-combustion- Retrofit

CO2 Fate: Transported 80km via pipeline for use in EOR in the Shangdong Province. Injection is at 3 Km depth into the Shengli oil field in the Yellow River delta.


Project cost is unknown


The Shengli Oil Field Company, a subsidiary of Sinopec, commissioned its post-combustion capture plant in September 2010. The plant captures around 110 tonnes per day of CO2 (or 3,500 tonnes per annum) with the captured CO2 used for enhanced oil recovery in nearby oilfields. This whole chain CCUS project provided significant learnings for Sinopec and laid a solid foundation for Sinopec to implement its larger scale CCUS projects.

Shengli power plant in Dongying, near the Shengli oilfield in Shangdong province. An integrated pilot plant currently captures 40,000 tonnes per annum of CO2 for EOR projects, and a second phase will increase post-combustion capture capacity to 1 million tonnes per annum.

The captured CO2 will be used for EOR at the Shengli oilfield to increase oil recovery by between 10% and 15%. In March 2012, Sinopec, Nanjing Chemical Group Research Institute and Shengli oilfield, along with several colleges, successfully applied for financial support for its "Development and Application Demonstration of Carbon Capture, EOR and Storage Technology at Large-scale Coal-fired Power Plant" project.

Shengli Oilfield, located in Northeast China, is one of the largest and oldest oilfields in China. The Shengli Oil field which has high density oil in deep thin horizons.The field production peaked in 1991 at 33.55 million tons however the production has decreased to 27 million tons in 2012 with the overall water cut of 95%. The decline in production and the increasing demand for fossil energy have motivated the Shengli Oilfield Company to seek feasible enhanced oil recovery methods. Chemical EOR was first used in 1991 and currently 3 million tons/yr is produced with chemical EOR.

The comerical agreement for the use of CO2 EOR has been agreed.

Project Link: Assessment of CO2 EOR and its geo-storage potential in mature oil reservoirs, Shengli Oilfield, China (December 2009)

Other Sources and Press Releases:
Enhanced Oil Recovery Technique in the Shengli Oil Field (September 2012)