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Dr. Tip Meckel addresses the 2nd CCUS workshop
In support of the Carbon Capture, Use, and Storage (CCUS) initiative of the U.S.–China Climate Change Working Group (CCWG), Tip Meckel, Susan Hovorka, and Jiemin Lu attended a series of meetings and workshops April 18–23 in Beijing, Shanwei, and Guangzhou, China. One of the primary purposes of the visit was to attend the 2nd CCUS workshop of the U.S.–China CCWG in support of offshore CCUS in the Gulf of Mexico and offshore Guangdong. The other major objective was for the Gulf Coast Carbon Center (GCCC) to continue to establish working relationships with various Chinese research groups and industrial partners who are involved in potential offshore CCUS projects in the Pearl River Basin offshore of the Guangdong Province. The focus of GCCC efforts was to facilitate technical transfer with the U.K.–China (Guangdong) CCUS Center to support the development of offshore CCUS demonstration projects in both countries. In one workshop, Meckel’s talk “U.S. Offshore CO2 Storage” was followed by discussion with experts from China about ways to further collaborate and to develop strategies to promote the CCUS of offshore Guangdong. Hovorka gave a talk on the “Critical Role of Reservoir Characterization in CO2 EOR Flood Design” and discussed the potential for modifying CO2 flood design according to reservoir properties to improve production performance at the Research Institute The 2nd CCUS workshop team of Petroleum Exploration and Development (RIPED), PetroChina, in Beijing. The group also toured the Haifeng Power Plant of China Resources Power in Shanwei. Meckel, Hovorka, and Lu also presented GCCC’s research on the past DOE-funded CCUS projects at the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Guangzhou. The trip, called “productive and prestigious” by Hovorka, was facilitated and hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy.
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