22 January, 2021 London City of London United Kingdom

AAPG Europe Workshop in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

Chaired by Jon Gluyas

19-22 January 2021
London, United Kingdom

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is an energy transition technology allowing the continued use of fossil fuels but removing the emissions from their combustion. Used properly CCS will enable high-energy industries and high emissions industries, time to develop low carbon alternatives to burning coal, oil or gas. However, capturing carbon and geostoring it is energy intensive and hence has a cost. First generation capture technology, retrofitted to conventional power stations from which CO₂ emerges as dilute, low-pressure flue gas pay a 30% energy penalty for the capture and burial of the CO₂. This penalty will reduce with new generation capture, especially when fitted to pre-combustion or oxy-fuel power stations and other industrial plants but it will never be zero – the second law of thermodynamics dictates that.

Currently, humanity captures and geostores about 36 million tonnes of CO₂ per year while it releases to the atmosphere about 36 thousand million tonnes per year. Geostorage of CO₂ is no more a technical challenge than producing petroleum and the petroleum industry has already demonstrated this in CO₂ enhanced oil recovery, a process that was first tried in Hungary back in the 1950s and which today sees millions of tonnes of CO₂ injected into oilfields each year.

The aim of this conference is to explore how best to develop large scale geostorage of CO₂. Prospective contributors should consider one or more of the following questions in preparation of their submission:

  • How and where do we inject and store CO₂?
  • How do we make sure and know the CO₂ stays in the ground?
  • What needs to happen to create a substantial and sustainable CCS industry?


AAPG Europe Workshop in Carbon Capture and Storage - Call for Abstracts Ends on 22 November, 2020

You are invited to submit abstracts of presentations for the AAPG Europe Workshop in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). A virtual event to be held 19-22 January 2021. The aim of this conference is to explore how best to develop large scale geostorage of CO₂.

Abstract submission themes are found below.

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The virtual workshop will be over four days, three speakers per day followed by a Q and A session. Each day will cover a specific topic.

Tuesday 19th January: The CCS Industry – Present and Future
Providing a holistic summary of CCS in terms of: concepts, technology and public perception and policy.

Wednesday 20th January: C0₂ Storage and Injectivity
Covering how to explore for effective CO₂ storage and injectivity.

Thursday 21st January: C0₂ Monitoring
Exploring the latest techniques in CO₂ monitoring during injection and storage.

Friday 22nd January: How to Make CCS work in the 2020’s
Discussing what are the critical elements in a successful CCS project including public policies (existing and potiential) to initiate a sustainable CCS industry.


More details to follow shortly


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Corporate Group Bookings

10% discount off registration costs for bookings of over 5 delegates. If any cancellations are made that take the group booking to 5 or fewer delegates, the 10% discount will no longer apply and the difference will be payable.


Jonathan Gordon Gluyas Jonathan Gluyas Co-Chair Durham University, England (U.K.)
Sean McQuaid Sean McQuaid Co-Chair ERCE Energy


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