ACE SC 3 | Carbon Capture Use OR Storage: Understanding the Geoscience, Engineering, Regulatory, and Business Aspects of CCUS and CCS Projects
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Saturday, 6 June 2020, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. | Houston, Texas
Who Should Attend
Geoscientists, Engineers, Landmen, Managers, and Investors who want to understand targeting, configuration, and financing of Carbon Capture Use and/or Sequestration Projects.
The course will cover the following topics:
- Regulatory: Policy issues, business impacts, societal considerations.
- CO2 source: Identification and processing considerations of anthropogenic sources.
- Reservoir: Evaluating potential for CO2 storage and EOR usage.
- Site Assessment: Seal evaluation, geomechanical integrity, and monitoring.
- Business and Investment: Project partnership structure / government assistance / liability issues.
- Case studies of Storage and EOR projects: mature fields, ROZ, and unconventional reservoirs
Entry cost and CO2 supply have long been barriers to traditional Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) applications, but new tax regulations may break the stalemate, providing both for feasible EOR capture from a larger range of anthropogenic sources, and potential CCS options. After years hovering on the horizon, CCUS is poised to become a much larger part of the world's energy portfolio.
This CCS/CCUS course explores the technical, economic, regulatory and social issues of CO2 use or sequestration to help understand and evaluate potential projects. The diverse slate of experienced academic and industry professionals will explain the technical aspects of CO2 projects and provide a network of contacts for participants.
The course will provide participants with an overview of CO2 in the framework of the energy transition. Speakers will address the regulatory and policy issues as well as societal concerns.
Technical aspects of these presentations will discuss important considerations for identifying anthropogenic sources of CO2, reservoir evaluation, seal integrity, and CO2 plume migration monitoring options. Geoscience, engineering, and technology will play critical roles in the successful implementation of CO2 projects. Business opportunities and challenges and a vision for path forward will be covered, including project partnerships, the global Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, and the US 45Q tax credits.
Participants will learn from global case studies of successful CO2 EOR projects and sequestration projects, and will see examples of converting existing “pure” EOR projects into dual purpose (storage and EUR) projects. CCUS projects will include examples of conventional CO2 EOR in mature fields, Residual Oil Zone EOR, and will discuss the potential of CO2 EOR in unconventional reservoirs. Participants will be encouraged to have interactive dialogues with presenters on questions, ideas, and/or research to move carbon capture projects forward.
- $150 Professionals
- $50 Students
- 150 People
- Educational Credits:
- 0.7 CEU
- Lunch and Presentation Material
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas