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GCCC Holds Open House and Biannual Sponsor Meeting

January 28, 2021
GCCC meeting flyer

Recently, the Gulf Coast Carbon Center (GCCC) held an open house for those interested in carbon capture and storage. The aim of the meeting was to provide technical expertise in reservoir characterization, CO2 injection, CO2 saturation, plume modelling, and environmental monitoring. 12 speakers gave presentations with 83 attendees joining from 30 organizations.

The agenda followed the Big Plan, a 4-year aspirational guiding document that contains the research themes of the group:

  • Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) ecosystem that encourages researchers to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders, preparing for large-volume storage
  • Real-world leakage assessment
  • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) evaluation and economics
  • Lifecycle monitoring to find out how much monitoring is actually needed for a project

The open house was followed by a private afternoon session for GCCC sponsors, which include Air Products, BHP, BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, and Total.

Download the presentations to learn more about GCCC's research and the progress researchers have made in the last 6 months.

GCCC sponsor meetings are held bi-annually: one in January and one in August. To inquire about sponsorship of this world-renowned organization, contact GCCC research program coordinator Emily Moskal.


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