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PESA Vic/Tas May Technical Meeting

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 12:00 - 14:00


Guest Speaker: Chris Consoli

Christopher Consoli is the senior storage advisor in the Asia-Pacific region from the Global CCS Institute. He has focused his profession on the geological storage of CO2 and international development of the carbon capture and storage industry. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from James Cook University (Townsville) and earned his PhD at Monash University (Melbourne). Prior to joining the Institute, Chris was project leader at Geoscience Australia, an agency of the federal government, working on national and basin assessments for CO2 storage. Currently, his major focus is on understanding the global geological storage potential and the fundamentals behind developing a site for CO2 storage. He is a member of the AAPG, SEG and PESA industry organisations.


In 1972, carbon dioxide (CO2) began to be captured from natural gas processing plants in West Texas and transported via pipeline for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) to oil fields also in Texas. This marked the beginning of carbon capture and storage (CCS) using anthropogenic CO2. Today, there are 22 such large-scale CCS facilities in operation or under construction around the world. The oil and gas industry has been a proponent in almost all of these facilities.  The 22 facilities span a wide range of capture technologies and source feedstock. The geological storage of CO2 has been successfully demonstrated across a variety of geologic formations, both in the onshore and in the offshore. This experience has been developed from a number of pilot and large-scale sites over the last two decades  and builds upon four decades of CO2-EOR operations, principally in the US. This has resulted in well-established best practices and techniques required to select, safely operate and close (secure) CO2 storage sites. Moving forward, if international climate aspirations coupled with energy security goals are to be achieved, CCS will increasingly need to be applied to all high emission industries and deployment will need to be rapid and global.  This presentation presents a collation and summary of the current status of CCS.



Wednesday, May 31, 2017
12:00 - 14:00


Henry & The Fox
525 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia


(03) 8199 0317
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