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A growing desire for lower emissions and a sustainable energy future has unleashed record levels of private sector investment and government funding creating an unprecedented concentration of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) projects across the United States.

Leveraging the technical geologic knowledge and data related to CCUS that has been cultivated over the past two decades, combined with more recent policy instruments, such as the expanded 45Q tax credits, CarbonSAFE initiative, and carbon credit mechanisms, have presented opportunities to offset the costs of CCUS development making it more attainable for many companies.

As the industry continues to grow, so does the need for highly skilled professionals to guide the pathway for safe and economical management of carbon developments, challenges, and opportunities. At a time of rapid change, the importance of integrating innovative geoscientists and engineers to lend their expertise and skills plays a critical role in defining the future of carbon.

As hosts of Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) 2024, 11-13 March in Houston, Texas, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), have joined forces to gather leading technical experts to demonstrate the ongoing need for petroleum geoscientists and engineers in our CCUS arena.

Much like our industry, the CCUS event has sparked exponential growth doubling in size year over year since its inception in 2021. CCUS 2024 builds upon this success and looks to bring together more than 1,300 global attendees and participants. Keynote speakers, panelists, and presenters from ExxonMobil, OXY, Shell, SLB, U.S. Department of Energy, and many other organizations will facilitate discussion on current CCUS work and tackle related challenges across these themes:

  • Theme 1: Subsurface Storage and Site Selection
  • Theme 2: Subsurface Modeling and Geomechanics
  • Theme 3: Subsurface Risk Assessment
  • Theme 4: Infrastructure and Well Design
  • Theme 5: EOR, Injection, Utilization
  • Theme 6: Subsurface Monitoring
  • Theme 7: Financial, Economics, and Regulatory Framework
  • Theme 8: ESGs and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Theme 9: ML and Data Analytics Applications
  • Theme 10: Case Studies

Alongside a dynamic technical program of talks, panels, and posters, CCUS 2024 will have pre- and post-event short courses on well logging and petrophysics for geologic carbon sequestration, the introduction into whole core acquisition, CCUS fit-for-purpose casing and tubing analysis, monitoring novel storage plays optimized for saline reservoirs, and the business behind CCS and SRMS, as well as a post-event field trip to explore Galveston’s coastal processes. Informative topical luncheons, engaging networking opportunities, and interactive student activities will provide an added level of experience for attendees that are sure to not be missed.

The exhibition will highlight the latest innovations, services, and emerging technologies at the forefront of a sustainable development initiative from companies such as Baker Hughes, CGG, Core Laboratories, Geostock Sandia, and more.

CCUS 2024 is an influential platform where professionals engage in all aspects of the carbon capture lifecycle to innovate, integrate, and advance understanding to create value. This meeting continues to be the leading event for CCUS management and development and is best chance you’ll have to gain insights into the technical and business aspects surrounding CCUS.

We invite you to participate at CCUS 2024 and hope to see you all in Houston!

Sincerely,

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Autumn Haagsma
CCUS 2024 Technical Program Co-Chair
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David Reistenberg
CCUS 2024 Technical Program Co-Chair
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Scott Singelton
CCUS 2024 Technical Program Co-Chair

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