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SPE is firmly focused on the future of our industry. Here, our member experts focus on carbon capture, utilization and storage, including the goals of net zero. Join in the discussion of new technologies, challenges and opportunities, the latest news and developments, and opportunities to grow your knowledge.


Discussing New Technologies and Opportunities

Reservoir Suitability for Carbon Capture and Sequestration
We Are Delivering the Energy Transition Through Hydrogen and CCUS
Gaia Talk: CCUS – Outlook, Drivers & Barriers

Latest Carbon Capture News: Journal of Petroleum Technology

Pending US Law Offers Big Boost to CO2 Storage Credits in Exchange for New Fees on Methane Emissions

09 August 2022
Using a carrot-and-stick approach, the US federal government is poised to spur the nation's oil and gas industry into doing more to combat emissions.

NextDecade Nets LNG Commitment From Exxon Affiliate

27 July 2022
ExxonMobil LNG Asia Pacific will purchase 1.0 mtpa from Rio Grande LNG plant over a 20-year period.

Equinor Backs $3-Million Pilot To Grow Carbon-Capturing Seaweed

27 July 2022
Is seaweed farming a viable alternative to industrial-scale carbon capture and storage? This 3-year project off the coast of Norway aims to find out.

Report: Only Half of Today’s Biggest Oil and Gas Basins Are Future Proofed

22 July 2022
It's not just about how much resource is left in the ground. The world's super basins will also need ample access to renewable energy and carbon storage in order to remain competitive in the upcoming decades.

A Comparative Study of the Effect of CO2 Properties on Thermal Output of Geothermal Wells

14 July 2022
Using CO2 as the geothermal power fluid to generate electricity from low-temperature abandoned hydrocarbon wells can help reduce well costs and optimize energy production. In this paper, a previously developed coupled well/reservoir model is extended to study the effects of fluid properties on thermal output.

Companies Join Forces for Carbon Storage in Dutch North Sea

05 July 2022
Neptune Energy, ExxonMobil, Rosewood, and EBN have agreed to cooperate on the L10 Carbon Capture and Storage project in the Dutch North Sea.


CCS – CO2 Storage Management and Key Technical Challenges Regulators Face – “Monitoring, Modeling, Sampling & Containment”:CO2 Resource Storage Management System (SRMS) and technical challenges for regulators.

Flow Assurance for CCS: Why flow assurance is critical to design in the booming carbon capture and storage industry.

Reservoir Suitability for Carbon Capture and Sequestration: How existing reservoir evaluation techniques and new applications with fiberoptics are providing CCS operators the assurance needed to operate with integrity.

Training Courses

CCS Analytics – AI-based Carbon Capture and Storage: The scientific and realities foundation of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and its true application in Reservoir Engineering used for CCS.

GHG and CCS Regulatory and Legal Framework: The evolving regulatory and legal frameworks that will govern Green House Gases (GHG) and the emerging field of CCS.

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