Speaker #1 Title: Senior Performance Consultant, Support Services-Recruiting Services
Speaker #1 Company: Merchant Consulting
Speaker #1 Bio: David Merchant is a Reservoir Engineer with 43 years of oil and gas experience. He started his career with Amoco in 1976, worked Gulf of Mexico, Amoco’s Research Center, Africa and Middle East Region, and Permian Basin. After Amoco, he spent three years at Pennzoil. He began his Consulting career in 1998 with Shell CO2 Company. Since then, he has consulted for Major Oil Companies (Marathon, Oxy, and BP) and Independent companies (Denbury, Hilcorp, etc.). His CCS experience started 19 years ago while consulting for Los Alamos in the formation of the Regional Partnerships. His CO2 Sequestration experience includes: Basin Study Analysis, Scoping Model Predictions, Reservoir Modeling, and Reservoir Management. His current focus is to partner with AIChE and Shale Oil operators in the Permian Basin to “Put out the Flare” from Unconventional Shale Oil Wells while achieving 2X or even 3X Primary Oil Recovery.
Speaker #1 Abstract: CO2 Sequestration - Enhanced Oil Recovery - CO2/EOR "Huff-n-Puff" in the 21st Century
In July 2019, David published CMTC-554157 – “CO2 Sequestration - Enhanced Oil Recovery - CO2/EOR "Huff-n-Puff" in the 21st Century”. The paper targets the NEXT EVOLUTION in the SHALE OIL REVOLUTION. With the addition of CO2/EOR “Huff-n-Puff” tertiary oil operations, future oil recovery could be 2X to 3X times greater than today’s Primary Oil Recovery. The paper centers on The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Flare gas) in Shale Oil Recovery and a plan that could “Put out the Flare” while recovering 2X to 3X times today’s Shale Oil Recovery. The talk presents Scoping Model Predictions (50x40 mile area) of how much CO2 can be sequestered, and a CO2 Capture Plant option which provides the best alternative to “Put the Flare out”. The Scoping Model Prediction estimates 4.5 Tcf of CO2 could be sequestered. The amount of CO2 sequestered is significant, while eliminating the flare in the Permian basin. The question becomes “At what point will Unconventional Shale Oil CO2/EOR “Huff-n-Puff” make its mark in the 21st Century?”
Speaker #2 Title: Certified Executive Coach and Leadership Development Consultant
Speaker #2 Company: SYB Solutions LLC
Speaker #2 Bio: Sincia Shi is the founder of SYB Solutions LLC specializing in Executive Coaching, Consulting and Leadership Development. She is a Leadership Development Consultant for Envision Global Leadership, a frequent guest speaker on career forums and also serves as an Advisor for the Tsinghua University Global MBA Program. Her coaching clients include high potentials, managers, senior directors, and board of directors in universities, private, public and non-profit sectors. As an International Coach Federation certified coach, she focuses more on clients’ intrapersonal and interpersonal transformational change. Prior to starting her own company, Sincia served many senior leadership roles with Baker Hughes, including Vice President of Supply Chain Global Materials; Vice President of Russia Caspian. She had a very diverse background earlier in her career through leading Baker Hughes division’s Global Marketing & Business Development, Strategic Account, Region Engineering and Operations. Sincia holds a B.S. degree from Tsinghua University and M.B.A. with Magna cum laude from Duke University.
Speaker #2 Abstract: Agility
In today’s fast changing world, being agile is getting more and more important. Being agile to continue stay competent and outperform, being agile emotionally for the wellbeing of self and others around us. Sincia will discuss the importance of technical skills vs soft skills in different stages of one’s career. Her speech will expand on the following soft skills that she finds are common opportunities to be enhanced by many.
Speaker #3 Title: Head of Process Development
Speaker #3 Company: Cemvita Factory
Speaker #3 Bio: Dr. Matin Hanifzadeh is a chemical engineer who has worked in both academia and industry. He worked at White Energy as their QA Lab manager and at the University of Houston as part of the research staff, and the University of Toledo as a Research Engineer before joining Cemvita Factory. His academic and industrial work has focused on the development of technologies to address environmental problems such as climate change, and water/air pollution. He is expertly skilled in developing technologies for low cost production of renewable fuels and chemicals from photosynthetic microorganisms as well as biotreatment for management of industrial and municipal wastewater. Matin received his PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from the University of Toledo, his M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Tehran and his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology.
Speaker #3 Abstract: Workflow for Techno-economic and Life Cycle Assessment of the CO2-based Technologies
One of the key factors for the success of the science-based startups is having a defined scope, insight and strategy to turn the ideas into the successful technologies. Therefore, the feasibility studies play the decision-making role in the startups’ technology development as it defines the cost of the product as well as the environmental factors (e.g. CO2 utilization rate). At Cemvita Factory Inc., the feasibility study by means of techno-economic and life cycle assessment (TEA and LCA) tools is one of the primary and major steps in development of the innovative solutions for the environmental challenges. This presentation includes the workflow in Cemvita Factory Inc. for techno-economic and life cycle assessment of technologies that based on the utilization of CO2 and its conversion to value-added chemicals/biochemical.