The CO2 Conference Week was held in Midland, TX. December 3-7, 2012.
The entire week’s activity in 2012 flowed very nicely and we had a great audience as in the past. Unlike the past few conferences, all events were held in Midland, Tx in the heartlands of the Permian Basin this year.
The Conference week events started on Monday afternoon, Dec 3rd and finished up on Friday after lunch. Activities were divided into the EOR Carbon Management Worskhop events (Mon-Wed) and the CO2 Flooding Conference events (Wed – Fri). The first part of the week (Workshop) was designed for an audience interested in carbon capture, utilization and storage and the Flooding Conference was directed to CO2 flood practitioners. Over 30 companies sponsored portions or all of the week and over 400 persons attended one or more events. Thanks for your interest and hope to see you again in Dec 2013 !!!!
The CO2 2012 Conference Week Description
The dual challenges of reducing dependence on the ever tightening sources of oil and finding market solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions converge together in the world of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) and CO2 enhanced oil recovery (CO2 EOR). There is no other event or place where the challenges are addressed more thoroughly and practically than at the EOR Carbon Management Workshop (“the Workshop”). The week’s activities are designed for two separate audiences but the Workshop’s intent is to bring them together to exchange ideas and help create actual CCUS and EOR projects. The Workshop was held on December 3-5 while its sister event (the CO2 Flooding Conference) had activities on the 5th – 7th in Midland, Tx on December 5-7. The Workshop started with a seminar on CO2 Contracting on Monday afternoon where the details of commodity CO2 contracts were discussed. Tuesday’s Workshop had a whole day devoted the progress on the CCUS front and was highlighted by a keynote luncheon talk by the Assistant Secretary for Energy (Fossil Energy), Charles McConnell. If CCUS business is your objective, the Workshop was the place to be as folks planning and conducting actual capture and injection projects today were there as well some looking to find answers and discover new possibilities in CO2. A field trip to Whiting Petroleum’s North Ward Estes CO2 flood and Faciilities was held on Wednesday, Dec 5th.
The 18th Annual CO2 Flooding Conference and Well Control Seminar** December 5-7, 2012
Two events occurred simultaneously on Wednesday (5th). A field trip to Legado Resources was set for Wednesday, Dec 5 and a concurrent seminar on CO2 Well Control was held to an audience of 100 at the Midland Center. The ever popular Theme Sessions began on Thursday am, Dec 6 and continued through Friday noon, Dec 7 with a evening reception on Thursday at the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum. Over 250 persons attended.
A thank you goes out to all attending and a special note of appreciation to Sec McConnell, our sponsors, and the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum