"2nd Biennial CO2 for EOR as CCUS Conference" is a Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) conference by Petroleum Research School of Norway (Nasjonal forskerskole i petroleumsfag(NFiP)), NorTex Petroleum Cluster and Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Houston, TX, USA.
Venue: BRC, Rice U., Houston, TX, USA, Oct. 5-6th, 2015.
CO2 storage in sedimentary rocks is considered to be a large scale solution for mitigating global warming by reducing the emission of anthropogenic CO2 (IPPC 2005).
With rising world energy demand and increased concern on global warming and climate change reduced greenhouse gas emissions through safe CO2 storage in mature oil fields combined with incremental oil recovery for energy consumption represent a promising new technology opportunity. A successful tertiary CO2 EOR project provides synergy between the need for increased energy production and the reduction in emission of anthropogenic CO2 by storage in sedimentary rocks. The CO2 storage capacity in the North Sea formations will likely be sufficient for EU point sources for the fossil era. A plausible future scenario is that this potential will be utilized with CO2 EOR and aquifer deposition and plans for establishing large scale CO2 infrastructure in the North Sea is presently being evaluated. Similar challenges are found elsewhere in Europe and in the USA, where according to a 2010 US White Paper on CO2 EOR, US import of foreign oil may be reduced by 30% if a "next generation CO2 EOR technology" based on mobility control can be achieved within Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS).
The above mentioned topics will be thoroughly discussed at the conference. In 2013 the conference gathered 106 participants from 17 oil companies and 14 universities. A total of 43 PhD students participated from 8 universities in the USA and from 5 universities in Norway.
Link to the program and all presentations in 2013 is found at:
CLIMIT-Forskning, utvikling og demo av CO2-håndtering