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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

North Sea ‘Treasure Map’ Aims To Grow Economy and Unleash the UK’s CCS Industry

22 May 2023
Companies licensed to drill in the North Sea will report their findings to regulators under new powers brought forward in an Energy Bill amendment.

SPE Journal Issues Call for Papers for 11th Comparative Solution Project Special Issue

17 May 2023
SPE Journal has issued a call for papers for the 11th Comparative Solution Project (CSP) Special Issue. Organized by guest editors Anthony Kovscek (Stanford University) and Knut-Andreas Lie (SINTEF), submissions that are both directly and indirectly related to the 11th CSP will be accepted.

Shell Pulls Out of Large Carbon Capture Project in Northern England

25 April 2023
Shell has decided to pull out of the Northern Endurance Partnership, one of Britain's largest carbon capture and storage projects.

Tracking the Energy Transition: EPA Details $2.7B Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

24 April 2023
Also: A report says Bitcoin mining could ease emissions. Haliburton is accelerating its clean-energy efforts, while insurer Chubb cracks down on methane. ExxonMobil and Linde team up in Texas. Shell plans to limit CO2 emissions in Dutch plants, and Drax presses pause on bioenergy in the UK.

Baker Hughes, HIF Global To Collaborate on Direct Air Capture Technology

07 March 2023
Deployment of Mosaic DAC pilot units are envisaged for a pair of HIF eFuel facilities.

Oxy Doubles Down on Low-Carbon Push Despite Delay With Direct Air Capture

01 March 2023
The first direct air capture facility will debut a few months late, but that’s not a big concern for its developer.


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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