SPE Forum: Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration 26 - 30 Nov 2018 San Antonio, Texas, USA

About the Forum

The oil and gas industry—as well as governments and their researchers—are studying the feasibility of utilizing and storing carbon from industrial sources. CO2-EOR is a well-established, commercial use of CO2, but is dependent on a reliable and continuous source and oil prices to sustain commerciality. 

Unless other sources of revenue emerge, storage will always be an operating expense for the industrial site generating CO2. What science and technology are needed to make a commercial transition from pilot projects to wide-scale, commercial CO2 storage that will lower carbon emissions? Currently, only carbon taxes and government subsidies are being discussed as items that could impact the economics of future upstream development projects. What policies, technologies, and innovative pricing schemes are needed to enable a low-carbon economy via CO2 storage?  

Who should attend?

The Forum is a limited-attendance meeting for up to 75 people, designed for professionals in oil and gas or related industries interested in making carbon capture, storage, and utilization investable within the near future. An interactive program has been designed to leverage expertise across the project value chain. 

The target attendees of the forum are intended to be a multidisciplinary group with expertise in the following fields:


  • Reservoir characterization and surveillance
  • Enhanced recovery operations
  • Storage operations
  • Well integrity
  • Health, Safety, and the Environment
  • Projects, Facilities, and Construction 
  • Project financing, incentives, and economics
  • Regulatory oversight

What is a Forum?

SPE Forums are unique, by-invitation-only SPE events that bring together top technologists, innovators, and managers to address a specific industry challenge. Participants are encouraged to come prepared to contribute their experience and knowledge, rather than be spectators or students.

The objective is to create a collaborative, idea-generating arena that stimulates new ideas and innovation about future challenges facing the E&P industry.

If you have a role to play in meeting the challenges of tomorrow head-on, join us for this event.

Forum Guidelines

  • Brief, facilitated presentations promote maximum discussion.
  • Conducted off the record to support the free interchange of information and ideas.
  • Extensive note taking is not allowed.
  • Recording of any portion of the forum (photographic, electronic, etc.) is prohibited.
  • Information disclosed at a forum may not be used publicly without the originator's permission.
  • Participants are requested to omit reference to forum proceedings in any subsequent published work or oral presentation.
  • A written summary may be prepared and distributed to attendees after the forum with unanimous attendee agreement and SPE approval.
  • Participants are expected to attend every session.

Application Information

Participants at SPE Forums are selected by the Forum Steering Committee based on the ability to contribute to the discussion of the topic. Attendance is limited to maximize each person's opportunity to contribute.

Accepted applicants will receive their registration form and other materials within two weeks of the application deadline. For those requiring visas to attend the forum, please ensure that you leave sufficient time for your visa to be processed.