Keynote Luncheon Speaker

Wednesday, 10 November


Speaker: Chuck Fox, Vice President, Operations and Engineering, Kinder Morgan CO₂ Company L.P.

Chuck FoxChuck Fox is the vice president of operations and engineering at Kinder Morgan CO₂ Company, in Houston, Texas. In this position, he manages the operations of the McElmo Dome and the Doe Canyon CO₂ source fields located in southwest Colorado, 1000 miles of CO₂ pipelines, and 400 miles of crude pipelines. He is also responsible for his company’s oil and gas operations that include the injection of approximately 20 million tons per year of CO₂. With a production of more than 50,000 BOPD, Kinder Morgan CO₂ Company is the second largest oil producer in Texas.

Fox is a coauthor of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) monograph, “Practical Aspects of CO₂ Flooding,” published in 2002 and is a co-instructor of the SPE courses, “Practical Aspects of CO₂ Flooding” and “Geological Sequestration of CO₂.” 

Fox holds an MS degree in petroleum engineering from Stanford University and a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and New Mexico.

Keynote Speech: Will We Implement the CCS Solution?

The component technologies upon which Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) are based have long successful histories. Full implementation with a goal of sequestering billions of tonnes per year of CO2 by 2050 could lead to a market (or is it a cost?) exceeding a hundred billion dollars per year. Despite years of efforts, large-scale projects where CO2 is captured from electric generation plants and stored in the ground are almost nonexistent. Will lack of the public support or the growth of alternative, less carbon intensive energy sources prevent CCS from capturing a share of the greenhouse gas mitigation budget? A SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis on the CCS business provides insights on whether and how carbon capture and storage will play a role in carbon management.