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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

Many Want To Store Carbon Dioxide, but Few Have Been Permitted

30 November 2023
A surge in permit applications for long-term carbon storage sites reflects where industrially produced carbon dioxide can be harvested, and where the necessary pipelines are.

Commonwealth LNG Inks CCS MOU With Carbonvert and Castex JV

28 November 2023
The captured carbon dioxide will be permanently sequestered in the Cameron Parish CO2 Hub to be located offshore Louisiana.

Tracking the Energy Transition: Plans Fall Victim to Rising Project Costs

15 November 2023
Several projects have been scrapped across the US as inflation causes project costs to soar, while projects in Costa Rica and Rotterdam move forward.

Oxy Attracts World's Largest Investment House to World's Largest DAC Project

08 November 2023
New York-based BlackRock will put more than half a billion dollars into Occidental's first direct air capture project, which is now 30% completed.

CCUS at Risk: Key Pathway to Net Zero Faces Growing Threats

06 November 2023
In the US, localized opposition and regulatory uncertainty are threatening to kill or severely limit the use of carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS) in the fight against climate change.

Can Direct Air Capture Deliver?

01 November 2023
As money pours into the space, questions arise about whether the method of removing carbon from the atmosphere is the best investment.


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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