SPE Online Education
Gorgon Carbon Capture and Storage: Insights and Lessons Learned
Includes a Live Web Event on 06/22/2023 at 8:30 AM (EDT)
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Gorgon CCS has stored more than 7.5 Mtonnes of CO2 since start up in mid-2019 and is currently operating at 51 kg/S of CO2 making it the largest dedicated CCS project presently in operation. The ultimate capacity of the system will be considerably higher. David Fallon and Robert Root will discuss some of the key lessons and insights from Gorgon CCS performance so far, and discuss potential application to other projects.
This webinar is categorized under the Reservoir technical discipline.
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David Fallon is the General Manager of Energy Transition for Chevron Australia located in Perth, Western Australia. Key responsibilities of the Energy Transition team include managing efforts to reduce the carbon intensity of Chevron Australia’s assets and working collaboratively with Chevron’s New Energies organisation to evaluate and progress new lower carbon business opportunities in Australia. David joined Chevron Australia in 2010 as a Facilities Engineer in the non-operated joint venture (NOJV) team before moving into a NOJV Facilities Team Lead role, where he acted as Chevron’s technical representative for the North West Shelf Project. He subsequently worked on Wheatstone as Production Planning Team Lead based in Perth followed by a site-based leadership role supporting the start-up of Trains 1 and 2. He also worked at Gorgon as Systems Manager. Prior to joining Chevron, David worked ina variety of operational and engineering roles for Woodside in both Karratha and Perth and Shell in Sydney. David holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) from the University of Queensland.
Robert Root has 20 years of experience with Chevron in a variety of leadership and technical roles spanning exploration, appraisal, development, operations, CCS, and business planning in Australia and the USA. Currently Robert is the Subsurface Manager for Chevron Australia's producing assets with a remit that includes Gorgon CCS operations and remediation activities. Prior to joining Chevron Robert completed a PhD from the Australian School of Petroleum focusing on CO2 geosequestration in the Gippsland Basin of SE Australia.
John Kaldi (Moderator)
John Kaldi is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Adelaide. He is the CO2CRC Distinguished Scientist and holds the South Australia State Chair in Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS). He is also an Adjunct Professor at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia,and a Visiting Professor at Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) in Malaysia. John received his Bachelors and Master’s degrees in geology from Queens College, City University of New York, and a PhD in Geology from Cambridge University in the UK. His career includes 18 years in the Petroleum Industry in both technical and managerial roles with Shell, ARCO, (including ARCO Indonesia) & VICO. John has served as Distinguished Lecturer for various professional organisations, including the American Association of Petroleum Geoscientists (AAPG), the Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA), the Petroleum Exploration Association ofAustralia (PESA), and twice for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). He has served as AAPG’s International Regions Vice President (2013 – 2015) and as AAPG Chair of the House of Delegates (2019 - 2020). Since 2015, he has been the chair of the International Steering Committee of the IEA Greenhouse Gas Division’s Education Program. Other roles he has held include Seals Program Manager for the Australian Petroleum Cooperative Research Centre (APCRC) and Chief Scientist for the CO2CRC. He has been the author and presenter of over 150 journal articles and technical conference papers.
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