March 9, 2023


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ABSTRACT of Presentation

THIS REGULAR GENERAL MEETING LUNCHEON EVENT WILL BE HELD VIA WEBINAR AND IN-PERSON. TO REGISTER FOR THE IN-PERSON EVENT, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK: https://www.spegcs.org/events/6616/

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Contrary to popular belief, the ongoing energy transition from a high to low carbon economy  requires more than harnessing renewable energies.  Currently, only 11% of global energy consumption comes from renewable energy while 85% comes from fossil fuels.  The current pace of installing renewable power plants is inadequate for nations to achieve net-zero by the second half of the century. 

What each country needs to do is decarbonizing all three major energy consumptions sectors: power, transport and industry. There are essentially five ways to achieve this.  They are renewable energy, carbon capture and storage (CCS), hydrogen, reducing energy demand by adoption of a circular economy, and nuclear energy. 

How each country will utilize these ways to go through the energy transition will depend on its specific energy mix and the need to balance energy security, affordability, and sustainability. This seminar will show how CCS and hydrogen production are key to achieving net-zero in all three energy consumption sectors. Furthermore, there is enough storage capacity in the oil and gas reservoirs, and saline aquifers in the world to store two centuries of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emission. We will present several case studies of large-scale CCS demonstration projects in Europe and Asia and discuss what is needed to take CCS to the next level of implementation.

 

An emailwith the webinar login details will be emailed to you when you register and also within 24 hours of the start of the event. 

*If you haven't received the email please check your SPAM folder or email the organizer for login details at least an hour before the start of the event. 

 


Featured Speakers

Speaker Hon Chung Lau, President, Low Carbon Energies & SPE Distinguished Lecturer


Prof. Lau worked for Shell's upstream business for 35 years where he had held positions in R&D, field  development planning, technical assurance, training, project management and technical leadership. 
From 2016-2021, he was a professor of practice at the National University of Singaspore (NUS) and senior scientific advisor at Singapore's Agency of …


Prof. Lau worked for Shell's upstream business for 35 years where he had held positions in R&D, field  development planning, technical assurance, training, project management and technical leadership. 


From 2016-2021, he was a professor of practice at the National University of Singaspore (NUS) and senior scientific advisor at Singapore's Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).  At NUS, he taught and conducted research on unconventional and renewable energy resources.


In 2021, Prof. Lau founded Low Carbon Energies LLC, a consulting firm focusing on the energy transition.  


He holds BSc and PhD in chemical engineering from Caltech and Princeton, respectively, and is a registered professional engineer in Texas.  He is also an adjunct professor at the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at Rice University. He has recently been elected by the Society of Petroleum Engineers to be a 2022-2023 Distinguished Lecturer on the subject of Energy Transition.


 

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Organizer

Barry Faulkner

Email: barryf1944@gmail.com 


Phone: (281) 627-8790


Date and Time

Thu, March 9, 2023

noon - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

Pricing

  • Member
    $25.00
    (ends 03/09/2023)
  • MiT, Retired, Student,
    $15.00
    (ends 03/09/2023)
  • Non-Member
    $35.00
    (ends 03/09/2023)
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Webinar log in details will be sent to the registrants before the event.

Group(s): General Meeting