Bureau of Economic Geology

Bureau’s Gulf Coast Carbon Center Co-Hosts UT CCS Meeting

February 12, 2020

The Bureau’s Gulf Coast Carbon Center (GCCC) recently cohosted the 5th University of Texas Conference on Carbon Capture and Storage (UTCCS-5) along with the Texas Carbon Management Program (TxCMP). More than 100 participants participated in UTCCS-5 to learn about the latest research from UT experts on carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Representatives from CCS groups at Battelle, Baker Hughes, BHP, BP, ExxonMobil, JX Nippon (Petra Nova), Shell, Occidental Petroleum, Total, Trimeric Corporation, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, the Environmental Defense Fund, Clean Air Task Force, and others attended.

The conference’s geological storage track was organized by GCCC and focused largely on geological applications, infrastructure, and stakeholder relations within the CCS process. Many storage track presentations were dedicated to presenting project updates on GCCC’s 5-year Big Plan, which describes the group’s research aspirations and aims at taking CCS to a commercial level by providing solid data to stakeholders.

The University of Texas Conference on Carbon Capture and Storage takes place every other year in conjunction with the biannual GCCC Industrial Associates meeting.


Rachel Lim, a postdoc at the Stan Richard School of Advertising & Public Relations, gives an update on stakeholder perceptions in the GoMCarb project area.


First-year GCCC master’s students introduce themselves during Ramon Trevino’s geologic characterization talk.