Feb. 15, 2006


Description

The climate change debate has recently centered on the question of CO2 emissions and their long term effect on our environment.  Those working on the potential problem are just now getting to appreciate its magnitude and the technologies that would be necessary to accomplish the reductions in CO2 emissions.  This presentation reviews some aspects of the magnitude of CO2 emissions and how industry is working to deal with it.  The conclusions are that the climate change issue is much larger than anyone recognized and that a number of technological solutions including conservation may be necessary to make a significant impact.

Featured Speakers

Speaker Charles A. Christopher
CO2 Program Manager BP - Americas CHARLES A. CHRISTOPHER is CO2 Program Manager - Americas in the Upstream Technology Group of BP in Houston.  He has over 30 years industry experience in all phases of improved oil recovery and is an internationally recognized expert in the area.  For a number …

CO2 Program Manager
BP - Americas
CHARLES A. CHRISTOPHER is CO2 Program Manager - Americas in the Upstream Technology Group of BP in Houston.  He has over 30 years industry experience in all phases of improved oil recovery and is an internationally recognized expert in the area.  For a number of years, he has been involved in the capture and sequestration of CO2 to prevent its effects as a greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.  Although he has worked all over the world, he is currently concentrating his efforts in North America.  He is co-leader of the Sequestration, Monitoring, and Verification team of the CO2 Capture Project and manages a number of specific projects in that team.  He initiated international networks in association with the IEA Greenhouse Gas Program to bring together interested parties on the subjects of monitoring and verification of geological sequestration sites and to study the integrity of wellbores in the presence of CO2.  He is also the BP subsurface liaison for the BP-Ford Carbon Mitigation Initiative which is a 10 year program at Princeton University that involves carbon science, hydrogen economy, CO2 capture, and subsurface storage.  Charles helped coordinate three regional sequestration centers funded by the US DOE.  In addition, he is responsible for identifying options for geological storage for BP’s largest US CO2 sources and new business that are being formed in the US.

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Date and Time

Wed, Feb. 15, 2006

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

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Location

Crowne Plaza - Downtown

1700 Smith St
Houston, TX 77002