A team of attorneys from Andrews Kurth LLP served as project development counsel to NRG Energy Inc. in the company’s joint venture with JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corp. to build the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) facility on an existing coal plant in Fort Bend County, Texas.

The Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project at the W.A. Parish Power Plant Facility will capture 90 percent of the carbon dioxide (CO2) from processed flue gas, or approximately 1.6 million tons of CO2 annually. The CO2 will be delivered through an 82-mile pipeline for enhanced oil recovery at the West Ranch Oil Field in Jackson County, Texas. The West Ranch Oil Field is estimated to contain more than 60 million barrels of oil, available through enhanced recovery operations. (more…)