|December 8, 2008- GCCC researchers helped lead the Carbon Capture and Storage Technical Workshop component of Hart Energy’s 6th Annual EOR Carbon Management Conference in Houston. Sue Hovorka, Tip Meckel, and J.-P. Nicot spoke to the audience on public acceptance of CCS, field injection tests, and US EPA draft rules on CO2 storage, respectively. BEG Geoscientist Fares Howari moderated the first of two panel discussions during the workshop, introducing recent findings in CCS projects domestically and abroad.
December 8, 2008- GCCC Principal Investigator Sue Hovorka spoke to the American Waters Works Association during an NETL-organized webinar. The presentation focused on principles of monitoring, validation, and accounting (MVA) in the geologic sequestration of CO2.
November 16-20, 2008- Several GCCC researchers presented the results of their work at the 9th Annual Greenhouse Gas Technology Conference (GHGT-9) in Washington, D.C. Several presentations were based on experiments from the Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership ongoing field projects conducted by the GCCC at Cranfield field in southwest Mississippi with support from NETL and the US DOE.
|June 24, 2008 - GCCC Researcher
Jeffrey Paine's airborne geophysical techniques studying water
contamination in West Texas are
featured on UT's Bureau of Economic Geology website.
|June 2008 - BEG Director Scott
Tinker presented a talk on Carbon Sequestration in Texas to
the Texas House Carbon Caucus in June 2008 that can be viewed
in the GCCC Member's Area.
June 9, 2008 - GCCC
researchers Sue Hovorka, Ian Duncan, and JP Nicot discussed
of CO2 EOR in Sequestration for GHG Emissions Reduction with the North American Carbon Capture & Storage Association
at the Bureau of Economic Geology in Austin.
|June 2008 - GCCC presentations
from the 7th Annual Conference of Carbon Capture and Sequestration
in Pittsburgh, the Austin Professional Landmen's Association
meeting, the TCEQ Trade Show, and the SECARB Stakeholders'
Meeting have been added to the Publications
and Presentations page.
|May 5-8, 2008 - GCCC researchers
Sue Hovorka, Tip Meckel, and Becky Smyth attended the Seventh
Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration in Pittsburgh.
Meckel gave a presentation titled Integrated Monitoring
Design for a Large Volume Commercial Injection, and Smyth
presented Geochemical Effects of CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery on the Shallow Dockum Aquifer, West Texas along with Katherine Romanak. Summaries from the conference
can be viewed in the GCCC Member's
|April 23, 2008 - Tip Meckel and Sue Hovorka attended the half-day workshop Injection & Storage of CO2 at the Downtown Hilton Hotel in Austin, which focused on providing
electric utilities with the tools to understand underground
injection and geologic storage of CO2.
Topics covered included geological considerations for siting
a CCS project, examination of Federal UIC Program, state primacy
issues, current requirements for permitting an injection well,
update on the EPAs Public Workshop addressing proposed regulations.
This event preceded the UT-CLE Carbon & Climate Change meeting
at the Austin Convention Center on April 24-25, where Rebecca
Smyth and Ian Duncan presented.
|March 18-19, 2008 - The Third Annual SECARB Stakeholders Meeting took place in
Atlanta. GCCC scientists prepared two presentations for the
meeting, that were preseneted by Tip Meckel that can be viewed
in the member's area.
|March 2008 - Susan
Hovorka provided a short overview of geosequestration for UT
web interview as part of explore UT on
26-27, 2008 - GCCC scientists, Sue Hovorka and JP Nicot, attended
an EPA-led meeting held in Washington, D. C. Proposed UIC Regulations
for Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide. The meeting follows
the Dec. 3-4, 2007 meeting also held in Washington D.C. on the
same topic (official summary).
The meeting lasted 1.5 days with a focus on technical
panels and participation from the audience/stakeholders. Sue
was a panelist for the session on monitoring. EPA is still on
schedule to publish draft regulations in July 2008.
here for a complete summary.
14, 2008 - GCCC researcher Tip Meckel delivered a presentation
at the Texas Carbon Capture & Storage Association
meeting in Austin. The presentation, titled Survey Results
of Public Perceptions of CCS in Texas, and current field demonstration
projects at the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, is in
the GCCC Members' Area.
7, 2008 - GCCC researcher Becky Smyth hosted
a planning meeting for the Southwest Regional Carbon
Sequstration Partnership (SWP) SACROC site injection
experiment that is scheduled to begin in June 2008. Attendees
included Kinder Morgan industrial partners and researchers from
BEG and the University of Pittsburg.
9, 2008 - Joseph Essandoh-Yeddu, a new colleague at Bureau of
Economic Geology was in Houston February 9 to attend the conference:
Beyond Science: The Economics and Politics of Responding
to Climate Change.
2008 - SECARB Phase II field project at Cranfield includes observation
well preparation, construction of reservoir mode, and analysis
of a proprietary seismic data set.
28, 2008 - Susan Hovorka is featured in the February 2008 issue
of Texas Monthly as one of the "Top 35
People Who Will Shape Our Future" because of her
role at the forefront of CO2 sequestration in Texas. The story
and an interview with Sue is at
14-16, 2008 - The Groundwater Protection Council Meeting in
New Orleans was attended by JP Nicot, and Scott Anderson and
Susan Hovorka presented a paper titled, "What to Verify.
Click here for further details
from the meeting.
11, 2008 - Susan Hovorka presented a talk at
UT's Department of Chemical Engineering as part of the Luminant
(formerly TXU) Carbon Management Program. The presentation,
titled "Recent Progress and Big Ideas on Geologic
Sequestration: US/International Perspective," can
be viewed here.
9, 2008 - The GCCC 2007 Annual Review for Sponsors was
held at the Bureau of Economic Geology in Austin. The GCCC
staff presented advancements to the GCCC multi-year plan. The
meeting was attended by first year GCCC sponsors ConocoPhillips,
Eastman Chemical, Shell, LCRA, Austin Energy and Luminant, by
new representatives of multi-year sponsors bp and NRG, and be
returning representatives of Kinder Morgan, Praxair, Schlumberger,
Chevron, and Marathon. Enviromental Defense continues to serve
as NGO liason. Sponsors from Entergy were updated by e-mail.
Presentations and notes from the meeting can be viewed in the
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