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 and Royal Norwegian Consulate General in San Francisco.

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.

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.


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


You can read about the conference here.

Final program :


Day 1: Climate Perspectives and CO2 Capture

09:00 Welcome and Symposium Objectives – Arne Graue, Prof. of Physics, University of Bergen, Norway, Chair of the Boards: Petroleum Research School of Norway, ColNor and NorTex Petroleum Cluster

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 – Russell 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 – Mike Matson, Boston Consulting Group

14:00 Policies and Economics of CCUS – Ken Medlock, Baker Institute

14:30 The Business Case for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage – Anna Littlefield, Colorado School of Mines

15:30 North American Projects and Policy Landscape vs. Energy Needsin 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: CO2 Capture and CO2 Transport

09:00 CO2 Capture Technologies – An Overview – Robert Braun, Colorado School of Mines

09:30 Post Combustion Capture – Ryan Richards and Mike McGuirk, Colorado School of Mines

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

11:30 Reactive Capture Integrates CO2 Capture and Conversion – Joshua Schaidle, NREL

13:00 CO2 Pipeline Infrastructure -Overview and Numerical Simulations – Bailian Chen, Los Alamos National Lab

13:30 Offshore Challenges – Ships or Pipeline

14:00 Future of Energy and the Path to Net Zero – Robert Balch, Petroleum Recovery Research Center at New Mexico Tech

14:30 CCUS in the USA and Industry Opportunities – Jessica Raines, Baker Hughes (TBC)

15:30 Panel Debate: USA and the World on CCUS – Energy Poverty, Climate Change & CCUS – Technology Solutions or Climate Ideology?

Day 3: CO2 Storage

09:00 Overview of CO2 Storage Options – Steve Melzer, Melzer Consulting

09:30 Regulatory Challengesin CO2 Storage – Michael Moore, USEA

10:00 Ongoing and Planned Large Scale CO2 Storage Projects Worldwide – Joey Minervini, Global CCS Institute

11:00 CO2 Atlas Developments and CO2 Storage Achievements – Erik Rundell, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

11:30 How Mega-scale CCUS projects are forming up in the US per policy, regulations and incentives
Michael Moore, USEA

13:00 Carbon and Related Markets Growing Around Mega-Scale Project Development
Michael Moore, USEA (TBC)

13:30 The Longship Project: Whole Value Chain CCUS Demonstration Project on the Norwegian
Continental Shelf
– Erik Rundell, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

14:00 Practical Aspects of CO2 injection for geological sequestration – Luis Zerpa, Colorado School of Mines

14:30 4D VSP (Vertical Seismic Profiling) Monitoring at the Farnsworth CO2-EOR Field – Lianjie Huang, Los Alamos National Lab

15:30 EVOLVE Carbon Solutions – Building the Workforce of Today for Tomorrow’s Environment – Christine Ehlig-Economides, University of Houston

16:15 CO2 Storage, Monitoring, Verification and Accounting – Bjørn Paulsson, Paulsson Inc.

Day 4: CO2 Utilization in Hydrates and in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)

09:00 Fundamentals of Hydrates, Climate Perspectives, and Energy Potentials – Carolyn Koh, Colorado School of Mines

09:30 CO2 Storage in Hydrates with Associated Methane Production – Arne Graue, University of Bergen

10:00 Field Experiences from CO2 Injectionsin Hydrates: North Slope CO2-CH4 Exchange Project – Arne Graue, University of Bergen

11:00 CO2 EOR Assessment – Matt Dahan, Denbury

13:00 CO2 for EOR – Historical Perspectives, Current State of the Art Technology Status, and Technological Challenges – Hossein Kazemi, Colorado School of Mines

14:00 Physical Processes and Modeling Studies of CO2 Storage in Subsurface Formations – Yu-Shu Wu, Colorado School of Mines

14:30 Global Strategiesto Meet the Dual Challenge – Arne Graue, University of Bergen

Day 5: 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 Current CO2 EOR Perspectives – Hossein Kazemi, Colorado School of Mines

13:00 Synthesize Student Learning and Discussion – John Bradford, Colorado School of Mines