Jan. 10, 2008


Description

 Climate Change or Global Warming has produced international treaties and a Nobel Peace Prize. Could it also produce new industries including one focused on Carbon Capture and Storage?  What part will petroleum engineers play in the CCS field?

Petroleum engineers and geologists are among the most skeptical people regarding climate change.   While this presentation will likely not convince anyone one way or the other, it will provide a short review of what scientists and the general pubic are thinking.

If the U.S. decides to join much of the world in attempting to stabilize the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, large scale changes will occur throughout society. Carbon capture and storage is proposed to provide one-seventh of the carbon management budget and the cost and scale of the potential CCS business is staggering.    The coal fired electric power industry will be drastically affected. CO2 capture systems will be installed in old plants and the design of new plants will be altered.  The petroleum business will play a part. The equivalent of forty Permian Basins CO2 transportation and injection systems will need to be developed over the next forty years in the United States alone.  The presentation will cover these aspects of society’s potential response the climate change.

While CCS could mitigate global warming, some significant barriers exist which will delay and may prevent its widespread application. The presentation will outline some of the technical, legal, economic and public acceptance obstacles. 




Featured Speakers

Speaker: Charles E. (Chuck) Fox
Speaker Charles E. (Chuck) Fox
V.P. - Operations & Technology Kinder Morgan CO2 Company, LP      Chuck Fox is Vice President of Operations and Technology at Kinder Morgan CO2 Company, LP in Houston, Texas. In addition to managing operations of the McElmo Dome CO2 source field located in southwest Colorado, 1000 miles of CO2 pipelines and 400 ...

V.P. - Operations & Technology
Kinder Morgan CO2 Company, LP


    

Chuck Fox is Vice President of Operations and Technology at Kinder Morgan CO2 Company, LP in Houston, Texas. In addition to managing operations of the McElmo Dome CO2 source field located in southwest Colorado, 1000 miles of CO2 pipelines and 400 miles of crude oil pipelines, he is also responsible for his company’s oil and gas CO2 EOR operations ,which include the 5 billion barrel original-oil-in-place (OOIP) Yates Field, the 3 billion barrel OOIP SACROC field and the Snyder Gasoline Plant, all of  which are located in Texas. Kinder Morgan CO2, LP is the third largest oil producer in Texas.


Mr. Fox is one of the authors of the SPE Monograph, Practical Aspects of CO2 Flooding, published in 2002. He is a co-instructor of the SPE course on "Practical Aspects of CO2 Flooding and CO2 Sequestration" and of the SPE course, "Geological Sequestration of CO2". He was an instructor for several short-courses held at the annual CO2 conferences in Midland, Texas, sponsored by the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and the SPE. 


Mr. Fox holds an MS degree in petroleum engineering from Stanford University and a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University.   He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and New Mexico and a longstanding member of the SPE. 


Full Description



Organizer

Barry Faulkner


Date and Time

Thu, Jan. 10, 2008

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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If you do not have a full-time job in the oil and gas industry, are a full-time student or Member in Transition (MiT) member, and you do not see a discounted registration fee for students/MiT regarding this event, please contact the GCS manager at spe-gcs@spe.org.


Location

Petroleum Club, 43 Floor, EXXON-MOBIL Building

800 Bell Street
Houston, Texas 77002
USA