Dear CCUS Attendees,

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) 2023, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), have gathered leading technical experts to demonstrate the ongoing need for petroleum geoscientists and engineers in our CCUS arena.

Our exciting line-up of keynote speakers, panelists, and presenters from research institutions, universities, industry, government, and many other organizations will facilitate discussion on current CCUS work and tackle related challenges across 130 oral presentations and 54 poster presentations.

Alongside a dynamic technical program of talks, panels, and posters, CCUS 2023 has pre- and post-event short courses on the energy transition for subsurface professionals, the fundamentals of CCS, geophysical CCS workflows, and the business behind CCS and SRMS, as well as a pre- and post-event field trips to explore Premier Corex’s core analysis program for CO2 storage. Informative topical luncheons, engaging networking opportunities, and interactive student and young professional activities will round out an exciting experience for attendees.

Don’t forget to make time and visit the sold-out exhibition where 61 companies and providers will highlight the latest innovations, services, and emerging technologies at the forefront of a sustainable development initiative.

CCUS 2023 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 the best chance you’ll have to gain insights into the technical and business aspects surrounding CCUS.

Thank you all for attending and participating in CCUS 2023. We hope you enjoy the range of topics and talks, and more importantly, are inspired to advance CCUS work or become more involved in CCUS.

Autumn Haggsma
David Riestenberg
Scott Singleton

Autumn Haagsma Autumn Haagsma Technical Program Chair Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education/Michigan Geological Survey
David Edward Riestenberg David Riestenberg Technical Program Chair ARI
Scott W. Singleton Scott Singleton Technical Program Chair Independence Resources Management