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New IEAGHG Report: 2023-04, Components of CCS Infrastructure – Interim CO2 Holding Options

CO2-Storage

This work, undertaken on behalf of IEAGHG by TNO, SINTEF and Vopak, provides an overview of temporary/interim CO2 storage, or 'holding', options (also called buffers) and investigates the role of buffer storage and its potential to create flexible and robust carbon capture and storage (CCS) chains. The construction and operation of CCS infrastructu...

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2023 FECM / NETL Carbon Management Research Project Review Meeting

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This year's Carbon Management Research Project Review Meeting was held from 28th August – 1st September 2023 in Pittsburgh, USA, and showcased knowledge and insights gained by more than 150 Department of Energy-sponsored research and development (R&D) projects from the following Office of Fossil Energy & Carbon Management (FECM) R&D pro...

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IEAGHG Monitoring Network Meeting 2023

LSU-PERTT-Laboratory The Monitoring Network Delegates visit the LSU PERTT Lab

The 14th IEAGHG Monitoring Network met last week (8-10 August 2023) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for another meeting packed with news and developments in monitoring CO2 storage projects. Co-hosted by the Louisiana State University's Petroleum Engineering Department and the Gulf Coast Carbon Center, we were warmly welcomed (figuratively and literally, ...

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IEAGHG International CCS Summer School

Summer-School-2023

IEAGHG's 15th International CCS Summer School was held from the 9th to the 15th of July in Regina, Canada, and was – as always – a resounding success! Hosted by the International CCS Knowledge Centre, the event welcomed 32 students from 17 different countries for a week of interactive learning from international experts on all aspects of carbon cap...

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New IEAGHG Technical Report: 2023-01 Integrating CCS in international cooperation and carbon markets under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement is an enabler that will help countries cooperate in order to meet global emissions reductions targets by: using international carbon markets; allowing transfers of emission reductions between countries; and providing a framework for greenhouse gas emissions to be balanced globally. This latest IEAGHG study, by contr...

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14th IEAGHG International Summer School

 Well, after two long years of postponements due to the pandemic, I am pleased to say that it's a wrap on the 14th IEAGHG International CCS Summer School! Held from the 27th November to the 4th December 2022 in Bandung, Indonesia, and hosted by ITB, this School brought together 44 students from 15 different countries to learn about all aspects...

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GHGT-16: Commercialising CCUS in the Middle East: Gulf region and Egyptian hub study cases

This panel discussion, Session 7C at this year's GHGT conference, was held on Wednesday 26th October 2022 and saw moderator Rachael Moore from the IEA welcome three speakers in discussing the potential for CCUS in the Middle Eastern countries and Egypt. Iain MacDonald (Shell), Al Collins (Oxy) and Tidjani Niass (Saudi Aramco) provided insights on r...

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GHGT-16: Session 5B, Storage Costs

Session 5B of the GHGT-16 conference looked at the costs of geological storage of CO2 and started with a brief recap of recent work from the Gulf Coast Carbon Center on early-stage costs of storage project characterisation. This recognised that the highest cost driver in a storage project is 3D seismic, which leads to the question – how much seismi...

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GHGT-16: Session 4B, Depleted Reservoirs & Injectivity

Session 4B of GHGT was held on Tuesday 25th October and heard international experts give insights into recent developments on depleted reservoirs and injectivity. Equinor began the session by sharing a simulation study of the Sleipner plume on the entire Utsira formation using a multi-physics modelling approach, which achieved a general understandi...

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GHGT-16: Opening Plenary

Welcome Addresses Kelly Thambimuthu, Chairman of the IEAGHG Programme (custodian of the GHGT conference series), kicked off proceedings by welcoming all to this conference, the 16th in the GHGT Series with the inaugural one held back in 1998. Dr Thambimuthu thanked the local hosts of this conference, ClubCO2, ADEME, IFP Energies Nouvelles, BRG...

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New IEAGHG Technical Report: 2022-11 Applying ISO Standards to Geologic Storage and EOR Projects

This study, undertaken by DNV on behalf of IEAGHG, aimed to summarise and synthesise the two ISO Standards relevant to the geological storage of CO2: – ISO 27914:2017 ('Carbon dioxide capture, transportation and geological storage - Geological storage') and ISO 27916:2019 ('Carbon dioxide capture, transportation and geological storage - Carbon...

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New IEAGHG report: From CO2 to Building Materials – Improving Process Efficiency

Decarbonising the economy through CCUS relies not only on viable methods to capture CO2 but also efficient usage and/or storage of that CO2. In some instances, e.g. where large transport distances are required, or for countries which do not have large geological storage resources, utilising the captured CO2, or carbon capture and utilisation (CCU),...

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New IEAGHG Technical Report: Criteria for Depleted Reservoirs to be Developed for CO2 Storage

The long-term, secure storage of CO2 depends on injection and retention within well characterised geological reservoirs, such as saline aquifers or depleted oil and gas fields (DO&GFs).The potential CO2 storage capacity in saline formations is well understood, and the objective of this IEAGHG study was to specifically focus on a set of storage ...

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IEAGHG-IPA Pre-Convention Short Course on CCUS for Executives

IEAGHG were invited by ITB, one of our Executive Committee Members, to run a short course on CCUS for high-level executives and government representatives from Indonesia on the 19th August 2021. This short course was held as a pre-convention event for the Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA), prior to its 45th annual convention and exhibition whi...

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2021 ITB-IEAGHG Virtual CCUS Course

Following the success of the ITB-IEAGHG Virtual CCUS Course for the Asia-Oceanic Region held in November 2020, the hosts (the Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering at ITB, the Bandung Institute of Technology) and IEAGHG were keen to replicate the invaluable knowledge sharing and international collaboration that took place in the field of carb...

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New IEAGHG Report: IEAGHG Monitoring Network – Webinar & Virtual Discussion: Monitoring Expertise Showcase for Post-Closure Monitoring, 2021-TR03

This new report from IEAGHG details a webinar held in January 2021 by the IEAGHG Monitoring Network; an expertise showcase for post-closure monitoring. This was an interactive and informal experience for the audience using a scenario-based exercise; various experts in the area of post-closure monitoring proposed how they would approach a post-closu...

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CEM CCUS Initiative: Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Assessments and CCUS

On the 15th April 2021, the CEM CCUS Initiative held a webinar looking at Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Assessments in relation to CCUS. ESG has gone from an aspirational activity to a mainstream, essential aspect of commercial behaviour in recent years. Climate change is now synonymous with the 'E' in the acronym, making a corporation...

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IEA-COP26 Net-Zero Summit Virtual High-Level Dialogue

On Wednesday 31st March 2021, the International Energy Agency (IEA) held a live event bringing together top international energy and climate leaders from around the globe for vital discussions on turning net zero ambitions into reality. Opening – A Grand Coalition to Achieve Net Zero The opening welcome to this grand coalition to achieve global net...

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GHGT-15: Session 7C - Panel Discussion 5: "Closure issues, CA LCFS 100 years and EPA 50 years vs EU performance-based"

The fifth panel discussion at GHGT-15 was held on Wednesday 17th March and was focussed around closure issues with CO2 storage projects, particularly looking at US regulations compared to policies in the EU. James Craig (IEAGHG) chaired this panel and welcomed six international panellists: Susan Hovorka (GCCC, The University of Texas at Austin), Ma...

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GHGT-15 – Session 3C, Panel discussion 1: ‘New business models’

On the first day of IEAGHG's GHGT-15 conference, Monday 15th March, the first in a series of engaging panel discussions was held. Chaired by Lourdes Vega (Khalifa University), this panel aimed to address the impact and effectiveness of new business models to stimulate investment in CCUS, considering that new business models may mean new ways of doi...

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