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Mitsui Appoint ELS to Enhance Commercial Capability on Landmark Carbon Capture and Storage Study

15 August 2023





PERTH, AUSTRALIA - June 27, 2023 - Equity Lifting Solutions (ELS), a leading consultancy firm specialising in the energy sector, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Mitsui E&P Australia to contribute its commercial expertise to the joint feasibility study on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC).


This collaboration firmly positions Equity Lifting Solutions as a strategic service provider in the pursuit of lower-carbon intensity energy production methods, aligning with both companies commitment to sustainable development and climate change mitigation.


Mitsui, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mitsui E&P Australia Pty Ltd (MEPAU), is currently developing the Waitsia gas field in the Mid West region of Western Australia on which ELS has been involved since 2019. In addition, MEPAU holds significant interests in nearby depleted gas fields in the Perth Basin. These ventures lay the groundwork for the potential production and export of low carbon ammonia, bolstering the economic and environmental value of their operations.


ELS will assist Mitsui to explore the commercial viability of storing the associated CO2 from this process in the depleted gas fields, a strategy that aligns with Mitsui's broader commitment to environmental responsibility and climate change mitigation.


Equity Lifting Solutions' Managing Director Ken Chan commented, "The past four years have seen us partner with Mitsui on commercial negotiations relating to the Waitsia Stage 2 gas processing at the North West Shelf and commercial operationalisation ahead of first cargoes from North West Shelf. We are pleased to be expanding our scope with Mitsui to include the commercialisation of its low carbon developments in Western Australia."


This appointment solidifies ELS's reputation as an active participant in the pursuit of innovative and environmentally responsible solutions within the energy sector. The project is poised to make significant strides in CCS research and implementation, driving the industry towards a more sustainable and economically viable future.


About Equity Lifting Solutions


Equity Lifting Solutions is a trusted advisor in the global energy sector and has provided commercial expertise on nearly all major LNG project commercial negotiations in Western Australia. The company's expertise ranges from advising on strategic negotiations and commercial operations to navigating the complex challenges of low carbon transitions. Their comprehensive services, coupled with their commitment to sustainable energy practices, make them an indispensable partner in driving the energy industry towards a more sustainable future.



For more information, please contact:

Ken Chan

Managing Director Ph: +61 405 990999 ken.chan@equitylifting.com

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