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Carbon Capture and Storage–Emphasis on Offshore Carbonate Reservoirs

3 – 6 February 2013

Penang, Malaysia | Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa

About this workshop


The global energy resources mix consists of various fossil fuels, renewables, and nuclear. These, in combination, will support industrial growth into the future with fossil fuel remaining the major contributor for many years to come. It is expected that gas consumption will increase three-fold over oil consumption based on its growth trend from 2005 to 2010.

Large gas reserves having high CO2 content are becoming economically feasible to be exploited given high gas demand and new technological development. Development of these fields, especially in the offshore environment, demands solutions for the capture and the responsible disposal of CO2 whilst achieving minimum power utilisation.

This workshop will discuss the experience of operators in undertaking offshore CO2 storage projects within carbonate reservoirs under a multitude of challenges.


This workshop will review scientific, technical, cost, and stakeholder issues on carbon storage that is associated with the development of high CO2 content offshore carbonate hosted gas fields. Topics covered will include surface and subsurface disciplines, and will discuss status and prediction of regulations affecting CCS. Through a set of focused technical sessions, the workshop enables discussions around key technical issues in storage.

Who Should Attend

This workshop will be of interest to technical specialists, technology managers, government policy makers and regulatories, as well as other interested stakeholders who wish to deliberate and create new potential solutions. Emphasis will be given to case histories of carbon capture and storage implementation for projects that are in operations and those in the planning stages.

Workshop Guidelines


1. Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.
2. Work in progress, new ideas, and interesting projects are sought.
3. Professionally-prepared visual aids are not required; handwritten viewgraphs are entirely acceptable.
4. Note-taking by participants is encouraged. However, to ensure free and open discussions, no formal records will be kept.

Workshop Deliverables

  • The committee will prepare a full report containing the highlights of the Workshop discussions. This report will be circulated to all attendees. A one-page summary will be prepared by the Workshop Co-Chairpersons, which will be posted on the SPE Web Site, and published in the Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT), if space permits.  The copyright of the summary report will belong to SPE.
  • PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on a specific SPE URL address after the Workshop. Provision of the materials by the discussion leaders will signify their permission for SPE to do so.


In keeping with ATW objectives and the SPE mission, excessive commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logos must be limited to the title slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation at the workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.

Continuing Education Units

This workshop qualifies for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the ATW.

Attendees’ Information

General and detailed accommodation information will be forwarded to registrants with the attendee package prior to the scheduled workshop in January 2013.

Dress Code

Casual clothing is recommended. The workshop atmosphere is informal.


Delegates are advised to book their international/domestic airline tickets early from their country/city to Penang, Malaysia. Further detailed transportation information will be available and included in the attendee package, which will be sent to registrants in January 2013.

All travellers to Malaysia must be in possession of passports valid for at least six (6) months with proof of onward passage either return, or through ticket. Contact your local travel agent for information on visa requirements to Malaysia.