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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

Mature Wells Given New Carbon-Storage Purpose With Subsurface Data

01 November 2022
A consortium of 20 organizations, REX-CO2, including research institutions, operators, and regulatory authorities, studied mature wells in two areas of the UK Continental Shelf. Subsurface data were evaluated and verified the wells’ potential suitability for both reuse and CO2 injection and storage.

Global CCS Projects’ CO2 Capture Capacity Grows Nearly 50% in 2022

01 November 2022
The CO2 capture capacity of all CCS facilities under development increased 44% over the past 12 months, bringing the total capacity of those projects to 244 mtpa of CO2.

ExxonMobil Joins Blue Ammonia Project in Louisiana

13 October 2022
The US giant joins CF Industries and EnLink on a development that could capture and permanently store 2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide starting in 2025.

SPE Live at ATCE: Occidental Petroleum’s Recipe for the Energy Transition

10 October 2022
Occidental Petroleum is considered one of the upstream industry’s most dynamic companies after making major investments to boost oil and gas production while also scaling up low-carbon technologies.

State-Level Permitting Primacy May Boost Carbon Capture and Storage

28 September 2022
Texas and Louisiana are stepping up efforts to assume regulatory authority for an emerging wave of carbon capture and storage projects.

Technip Energies Inks Tentative Agreement on World’s First Floating CCS Hub Offshore Australia

14 September 2022
The CStore1 project aims to prove that floating storage and injection facilities are competitive with pipelines and fixed offshore infrastructure.


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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