CCUS Conference Week 2022

This event is a collaborative effort between Petroleum Research School of Norway (NFiP), The Colorado-Norway Clean Energy Research and Educational Collaboration (ColNor), NorTex Petroleum Cluster, Rice University and is Co-Hosted by Colorado School of Mines.

This five day conference will bring together 40 graduate students and 30 scientists, engineers and CCUS experts from Norway, other countries in Europe, Asia, South America and USA. Travel and accommodation for approved student participants, after applications have been evaluated, are paid for by NFiP. Speakers are provided by the partner institutions and industry. Faculty and industry representatives interested in participating while covering their own expenses also need to fill in the application form in order to ensure sufficient logistic capacity at the event venue.


Nov. 14th-18th, 2022
Golden Hotel, CO, USA
Application deadline:
Oct. 7th, 2022


Apply here

Final program here:

The Whole Value Chain approach covers all aspects of CCUS, including capture, transport, utilization and storage of CO2. Successful global CO2 storage in the amounts needed to mitigate global warming requires industry participation. To realize industrial CO2 storage, sustainable economy, with opportunity to generate revenues, is crucial. CO2 EOR provides such an economic opportunity and will simultaneously store the huge amounts of CO2 required. This will provide synergy between the need for increased energy production and the need for reduction in emission of anthropogenic CO2, by storage in sedimentary rocks.

Day 1: Monday Nov. 14th

Climate Perspectives and CO2 Capture
09:00 Welcome and Symposium Objectives – Arne Graue and John Bradford
09:30 CCUS Assessment: CCUS in the US – CCS in Europe – Global Importance of CCUS – Arne Graue, Prof. of Physics, University of Bergen, Norway; Chair of the Boards: Petroleum Research School of Norway, ColNor and NorTex Petroleum Cluster
10:00 Reflections on IPCC Perspectives – Klaus Lackner, Arizona State University
11:00 Global Climate Concerns – The Air We Breathe: It Is Not What it Used To Be – Russ Schnell, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
11:30 Economic Determinants of Success in CCUS – Ian Lange, Colorado School of Mines
13:00 SDG & CCUS – Charles McConnell, University of Houston (TBC)
13:30 The Business Case for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage – Anna Littlefield, CSM
14:00 Policies and Economics of CCUS – NN, Baker Institute
14:30 Inflation Reduction Act & Future CCUS in USA – Morgan Bazilian, CSM
15:30 North American Projects and Policy Landscape vs. Energy Needs in Undeveloped Countries – Michael J. Nasi, Jackson Walker’s Climate Change & Carbon Management Group
16:30 Energy Balance of the Climate System: Contribution of Clouds and Aerosol to Uncertain Futures – James Wilson, University of Denver

Day 2: Tuesday Nov. 15th
CO2 Capture
09:00 CO2 Capture Technologies – An Overview – Robert Braun, Colorado School of Mines
09:30 Post Combustion Capture – NN
10:00 CO2 Capture from the Air – Klaus Lackner, Arizona State University
11:00 Precombustion and Oxyfuel Capture Technologies – Greg Jackson, Colorado School of Mines
CO2 Transport
13:00 Pipelines – The Safest Way for CO2 to Travel – NN
13:30 Offshore Challenges – Ships or Pipeline – NN
14:00 The Intersection of Environment and EOR, How Carbon Capture is Changing Tertiary Recovery – Bob Balch, PRRC, New Mexico Tech
14:30 CCUS in the USA and Industry Opportunities – Nigel Jenvy, Baker Hughes
15:30 Panel Debate: USA and the World on CCUS – Energy Poverty, Climate Change & CCUS – Technology Solutions or Climate Ideology? – Moderator: Arne Graue, Univ. of Bergen, Norway

Day 3: Wednesday Nov. 16th

CO2 Storage
09:00 Overview of CO2 Storage Options – NN, Colorado School of Mines
09:30 Regulatory Challenges in CO2 Storage – Michael Moore, East-West Strategic Advisors
10:00 Geomechanics in CO2 Storage – NN, Colorado School of Mines
11:00 CO2 Atlas Developments and CO2 Storage Achievements – Erik Rundell, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (TBC)
11:30 Global Status: CO2 Storage vs. CCUS & Future Developments – Tim Dixon, IEAGHG /Jarad Daniels, Global CCS Institute (TBC)
13:00 CCUS in USA & Global Project Developments – Economics, Technology and Policies – Vella Kuuskra, AEC (TBC)
13:30 The Longship Project: Whole Value Chain CCUS Demonstration Project on the Norwegian Continental Shelf – Erik Rundell, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (TBC)
14:00 Ongoing and Planned Large Scale CO2 Storage Projects Worldwide – Erik Lindeberg, SINTEF (TBC)
14:30 Tertiary CO2 EOR in 23 North Sea Oil Fields – Combined CO2 Storage Based in Industrial CO2 Sources – Erik Lindeberg, SINTEF (TBC)
15:30 Numerical Simulation of CO2 Storage in Saline Aquifers – Yu-Shu Wu, Colorado School of Mines
16:15 CO2 Storage, Monitoring, Verification and Accounting – Bjørn Paulsson, Paulsson Inc

Day 4: Thursday Nov. 17th

CO2 Utilization in Hydrates and in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)

  • Tour of CSM CCUS and EOR Laboratories
  • Tour of Coors Brewery

09:00 Fundamentals of Hydrates, Climate Perspectives, and Energy Potentials – Carolyn Kho, Colorado School of Mines
09:30 CO2 Storage in Hydrates with Associated Methane Production – Arne Graue, University of Bergen
10:30 Field Experiences from CO2 Injections in Hydrates: North Slope CO2-CH4 Exchange Project – Arne Graue, University of Bergen
11:00 CO2 EOR Assessment – NN, Oxy Inc.

CO2 Utilization in EOR as CCUS
13:00 CO2 for EOR – Historical Perspectives, Current State of the Art Technology Status, and
Technological Challenges
Larry Lake, UT, Austin or (Ganesh C. Thakur, Univ. of Houston, 2012 SPE President & Former VP
Chevron and Ramanan Krishnamoorti, University of Houston.)
14:00 Utilizing CO2 in Beer Manufacturing, Tour of Coors Brewery for Group 1/CSM Lab Tour for Group 2
15:00 Utilizing CO2 in Beer Manufacturing, Tour of Coors Brewery for Group 2/CSM Lab Tour for Group 1

Day 5: Friday Nov. 18th

CO2 EOR, Policy, Economics and Whole Value Chain CCUS Future Development
09:00 How Foam Develops Apparent Viscosity in CO2 EOR – George Hirasaki, Rice University
09:30 CO2 Foam EOR for Mobility Control – Arne Graue, University of Bergen
10:00 CO2 Foam EOR Field Pilots in Texas – Zachary Alcorn, University of Bergen
11:00 Historical Overview of CO2 EOR Field Applications – David Schechter, Texas A&M University (or David Hamilton, Oxy)
13:00 Global Strategies to Meet the Dual Challenge – Arne Graue, University of Bergen
13:30 Current CO2 EOR Perspectives – Hossein Kazemi, Colorado School of Mines
14:30 CO2 EOR, CCUS, and the Horizontal Revolution in the Permian Basin – Steve Melzer, Melzer Consulting
15:00 Synthesize Student Learning and Discussion – John Bradford, Colorado School of Mines