The CO2 2013 Conference Week Description
Download The Detailed Plans for The 2013 CO2Conference (as of 11-22-2013)
It is becoming more widely recognized that CO2 EOR can play an enormous role in the future of energy around the world. The dual roles of growing oil production and providing market solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions are making this a unique business opportunity. Part of the challenge ahead is to develop a better understanding the interplay between CO2 capture and storage (CCUS) and CO2 EOR. The annual CO2 Conference Week in the Permian Basin region of West Texas is the place where the challenges are addressed thoroughly and practically. At first glance, the week’s activities appear to be designed for two separate audiences but the overall design is to bring the disparate audiences together to exchange ideas and help create actual CCUS and EOR projects.
The EOR Carbon Management Workshop will be held on December 9-11 while its sister event (the CO2 Flooding Conference) has activities on the 11th -13th, all in Midland, Tx heart of the Permian Basin and home to 65 EOR projects with its 200,000 barrels of EOR oil per day. The Workshop starts with a forum on Monday afternoon entitled “Concurrent CO2 EOR and CO2 Storage: Issues and Pathways Forward for CCUS Implementation.” The Forum is sponsored by the Global CCS Institute. On Tuesday, the EOR Carbon Management Workshop will devote the day to the progress on the CCUS front. If CCUS business is your objective, the Workshop is the place to be as folks planning and conducting actual capture and injection projects today will be there as well some others looking to find answers and discover new possibilities in CO2. An all-day field trip to KinderMorgan’s SACROC CO2 flood and Facilities will held on Wednesday, Dec 11th.
The CO2 Flooding Conference will kick off on Wednesday, Dec 11th with a short course on “Surveillance and Monitoring of CO2 Injection Projects.” Both the on-going CO2 flood surveillance methods and emerging MVA case histories in storage projects will be presented. The Thursday Theme Session is the most popular of all the week’s events and feature CO2 supply shortage issues as well as case histories of CO2 flood operations. Friday’s theme session will emphasize new flood practices and reservoir case histories. Two receptions will be held during the evenings to assist with networking and provide an escape from the technical talks during the day. The Thursday evening reception will be followed by a guest speaker on the on-going Martian exploration mission and will be held and the new and beautiful Wagner-Noel Performing Arts Center.
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Airlines serving Midland are United (IAH, from Houston’s Bush Intercontinental) and from Denver’s Intn’l Airport) and Southwest Airlines (from Hobby in south Houston, from Dallas’ Love field, and from Phoenix and Las Vegas). American Eagle serves Midand from the Dallas Regional Airport (DFW). Continental flights are either the Brazilian Embraer jets or United turboprops, the Southwest flights are Boeing 737 jet service, and the Eagle flights can be either regional jets or turboprops.
Attendees should note that the Midland/Odessa hotels are very difficult to reserve due to the heightened oil and gas activity in the region – several room blocks in addition to the Doubletree one (see conference website) have been established and early reservations are not only recommended but probably necessary. The largest room block has been set up at the Midland Doubletree (by Hilton) across the street from the Midland Center in Downtown Midland. Rooms are limited in the Midland and Odessa Hotel room blocks so, again, early registration is recommended. http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/doubletree-by-hilton- hotel-midland-plaza-MAFDTDT/index.html/
Map of Midland Area and Key Conference Venues