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​​​​​Carbon Dioxide(CO2) Management

Nearly 40% of the world gas reservoir contains high level of CO2 and H2S that pose obstacles to development. Up to 13 trillions cubic feet of high CO2-NG gas fields remain undeveloped in Malaysia.

Development of CO2-NG separation technologies will enable monetization of high CO2-NG gas fields in Malaysia and to position PETRONAS at the competitive edge for international fields acquisition

Processing of high CO2-NG requires advancement of technology in pretreatment, separation, utilization, transportation and storage.The CO2 Management Mission Oriented Research (MOR) focuses on the separation technologies especially on adsorption, absorption, membrane, cryogenic, high gravitational separation and hybrid system including corrosion study related high CO2-NG.


A Leader in Technology, Research and Development for Separation of CO2  from High CO2-NG by 2015.


To be a centre of excellence in CO2-NG separation technology for oil and gas industries.
To expand the frontiers of CO2-NG separation technology for the betterment of society.

Lab Equipment

  • Corrosion Studies  
  • Sapphire Hydrate Reactor System
  • CO2 Adsorption System
  • CO2 Absorption Kinetic Unit
  • CO2 Absorption Kinetic Unit
  • CO2 Separation Membrane Unit
Focus Areas
  • Material Development
    Selectively remove CO2 (Solvent Absorbent, Ionic Liquid, Membrane, Adsorbent)
  • Utilization
    Produce value added products (methanol, Dry Reforming, Syngas)
  • Separation
    Pipeline Quality NG (Absorption, Adsorption, Membrane, Cryogenic, Supersonic Gas Separation)
  • Corrosion
    Material Management towards CO2 handling (improved alloy steel, inhibitor)

Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohamad Azmi Bustam
Director, CO2 Management
University Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)
32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak Darul Ridzuan,
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