The Grand Challenge of Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Recorded On: 03/02/2017

The SPE R&D Committee has identified 5 Grand Challenges that face the oil and gas industry as it addresses growing energy demand, the need for sustainable operations, declining production from older reservoirs, and new resources in harder to reach and harsher environments. Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) is one of these Grand Challenges and a technical section has recently been formed to support SPE members globally. At this webinar authors of an updated white paper will present the case for CCS, the challenges it faces, the current state of R&D, and areas for further research.

For the full paper, visit the site at: read the condensed version of this paper, go to the January 2017 edition of SPE's JPT magazine at:

This webinar is categorized under the Reservoir discipline.

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Dr. Owain Tucker

Global Deployment lead for Carbon Storage, Shell

Dr. Tucker leads storage projects and is responsible for technical assurance, integration, and informing the CCS research agenda, along with the development of capability within Shell. Over the past eight years, he worked extensively across Shell's projects, and particularly on maturing Goldeneye in the UK: the candidate store for the former Longannet and Peterhead CCS projects.Owain co-chairs the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative work group on CO2 storage capacity and the ZEP taskforce on Transport & Storage Business models, and is a board member of the UKCCSRC.

Previously Owain worked in wide variety of roles, as a reservoir engineer, economist and strategy consultant. He studied Physics and Geophysics at the University of the Witwatersrand and holds a D.Phil in experimental physics from the University of Oxford.

Dr. Neeraj Gupta

Senior Research Leader, Energy Division, Battelle

Dr. Gupta is a Senior Research Leader in the Energy Division at Battelle, providing technical and program development leadership for Battelle’s Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) work.  He has over 27 years of domestic and international experience in CO2 storage, CO2-EOR, and other subsurface projects, including the leadership of the Midwestern Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership ( He holds a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences (Hydrogeology) from Ohio State University, M.S. in Geochemistry from George Washington University, and M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Geology from Panjab University, India.

George Koperna

Vice President and Reservoir Engineering Manager, Advanced Resources International, Inc

Mr. Koperna is Vice President and Reservoir Engineering Manager with Advanced Resources International, Inc., specializing in unconventional resources, enhanced recovery applications, and carbon storage. He is the current Chairperson of SPE's Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) Technical Section and a former member of the SPE International Board of Directors. He holds M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from West Virginia University.

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03/02/2017 at 9:30 AM (EST)   |  90 minutes
03/02/2017 at 9:30 AM (EST)   |  90 minutes Scheduled for 90 minutes.
0.15 CEU credits  |  Certificate available
0.15 CEU credits  |  Certificate available CEU Credit