Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage. Technology, Economics, Processes, and Challenges Associated With Permitting Storage Sites in the U.S.

Recorded On: 06/14/2022

Michael Godec provides an overview of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture, utilization, and storage processes, technology, and economics. This includes a quick review of carbon capture technologies, CO2 transportation infrastructure to move the CO2 from where it is captured to where it will be securely stored, the mechanics of geological carbon storage, and what will be necessary to ensure secure geologic storage of CO2. He discusses why CCUS is critical for achieving significant emissions reductions globally, and the status of CCUS in the U.S., including highlights of some key projects. He  discusses the phases of a CCUS project, the criteria for a high potential CO2 storage site, and what is necessary for managing and minimizing the risks of a CCUS project. Finally, he describes some of the key factors influencing commercial project feasibility.

Andrew Duguid describes the processes and challenges associated with permitting storage sites in the U.S. He discusses the regulatory challenges that come from separate sets of regulations that can govern a storage project, to allow CO2 capturers to qualify for credits and subsidies. The storage site will be permitted to allow injection by the US EPA, or states granted regulatory primacy, as part of the Underground Injection Control Program. To allow capturers to qualify for federal tax credits the project will develop a monitoring reporting and verification plan (MRV) that will also need to be approved by US EPA. Finally, Dr. Duguid  highlights how stakeholder engagement and attention to environmental justice considerations will be a key part of the regulatory process and project development.

Michael and Andrew also talk about what’s new, now and next with respect to the topics outlined above.

This webinar is categorized under the Reservoir technical discipline.

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This webinar is a collaboration between SPE, IOGCC and EDF.


Andrew Duguid

Andrew Duguid is a Vice President at Advanced Resources International, Inc. Dr. Duguid has over 15 years of research and commercial experience in Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS), CO2-enhanced oil recovery (EOR), well integrity assessment, and risk assessment topics.  Dr. Duguid has managed screening and modeling studies many ethanol plants and currently leads efforts to develop storage projects in Nebraska, Kansas, and Illinois. Dr. Duguid has acted as the principal investigator multiple US Department of Energy carbon storage projects, including the Phase I and II Integrated Midcontinent Stacked Carbon Storage Hub Carbon SAFE project. Dr. Duguid was heavily involved in the development of the Class VI Injection well permit applications the only two saline storage wells in the United States, the injection wells at ADM’s corn processing plant in Decatur, IL. Currently, Dr. Duguid specializes in developing projects taking advantage of 45Q tax credits and other incentives. Dr. Duguid has been a member of International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Technical Committee 265, Carbon Dioxide Capture, Transport, and Geological Storage, since 2013.  Dr. Duguid led technical panels on well infrastructure for the CO2-EOR workgroup (WG6) and saline storage (WG3).  He was also a member of the Quantification and Verification workgroup (WG4). Dr. Duguid is a member of the United States Mirror Committee, where he participated in the U.S. adoption of the CO2-EOR quantification and verification standard. He earned a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a certificate in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy from Princeton University and Master’s degrees and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Nuclear Engineering from the Ohio State University.

Michael L. Godec

Michael L. Godec, a Vice President with Advanced Resources International, has prepared numerous assessments of the potential sequestration capacity and economic potential associated with geologic storage in oil and gas fields, deep saline aquifers, gas shales, and unmineable coal seams. Mr. Godec has examined CO2storage and possible CO2-EOR opportunities for numerous proposed power plants and other industrial facilities, both in the U.S. and internationally, and is currently leading storage project assessments for commercial projects. He is recognized as a national expert on the Internal Revenue Code Section 45Q tax credits and their role in assisting in the large-scale commercial deployment of CCS and CCUS in the U.S. Prior to joining Advanced Resources, Mr. Godec directed the Oil and Gas Consulting Practice at ICF Consulting and its predecessor companies. Mr. Godec is the author or co-author of more than 50papers and articles. For 2009-2010, Mr. Godec was a Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer on the subject “Environmental Performance of the Exploration and Production Industry: Past, Present, and Future.”Mr. Godec has an M.S. in Technology and Human Affairs from Washington University in St. Louis, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Laura Sorey

Laura Sorey joined the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Injection & Mining Division in 2019 and is a geology supervisor for Louisiana’s UIC program where she manages the permitting and oversight of Class I, II, and V injection wells. She also helped develop Louisiana’s application for Class VI injection well primacy that is currently under review by the EPA. Before coming to LDNR, she worked as a geologist for EarthCon Consultants and as an asset development geologist for Chevron. Laura is a licensed Professional Geoscientist in Louisiana and serves as a Director for the Baton Rouge Geological Society. A native of Mississippi, she earned her BS in geology from Millsaps College and an MS in geology from Louisiana State University.

David Riestenberg (Moderator)

Mr. David Riestenberg is Vice President of Geology with Advanced Resources International, Inc. He oversees a team of geoscientists conducting carbon storage demonstrations. Mr. Riestenberg oversees the development of a regionally significant (>50 million metric tons) CO2 storage site in southeastern USA, under the US Department of Energy’s Carbon Storage Assurance and Facility Enterprise initiative, including leading site characterization and permitting efforts. Currently in year 4 and amid Class VI CO2 injection permitting efforts, this project looks to develop a regional CO2 storage hub. 

This SPE webinar is sponsored by the Environmental Defense Fund and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.



Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage. Technology, Economics, Processes, and Challenges Associated With Permitting Storage Sites in the U.S.
06/14/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 06/14/2022
06/14/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 06/14/2022
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