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CICE hosts international conference

CO2 Conference AttendeesTen nations were represented at the 2nd International Workshop on Offshore Geologic CO2 Storage held June 19-20 at Lamar University’s Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship. 

The workshop, hosted by Lamar University and University of Texas Geosciences, included sessions on finding offshore storage, monitoring, environmental and overburden monitoring, offshore assessment, and more.

In addition to sharing scientific papers and posters, more than 60 scientists from around the world presented the latest information on CO2 geologic storage.

Carbon Capture speakerThe conference was to have been followed by a CO2 Capture and Subsurface Geologic Storage Open House on Wednesday, however the approach of Tropical Storm Cindy led to its being canceled. 

Carbon Capture workshop sponsorsSponsors were: Lamar University CICE, UT Geosciences Bureau of Economic Geology, Gulf Coast Carbon Center, IEAGHG, Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum, South Africa National Energy Development Institute, and the City of Beaumont.

International organizations with attendees included:

National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, UK; Japan CCS, Co., Ltd.; School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University, Scotland; Pemex Exploration & Production, Mexico; Applied Biology Group, Marine Ecology Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan; TNO, Utrecht University, The Hague, Netherlands; International Energy Agency, The Australian National University, Brisbane, Australia; Gassnova SF, Norway; IEAGHG, Cheltenham, UK; UK-China (Guangdong) CCUS Center, China; Research Council of Norway; University of Bergen, Norway; University of Edinburgh, Scotland; the Global CCS Institute, Melbourne, Australia; Sonedi, South Africa National Energy Development Institute, South Africa; Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan; The Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth, Kyoto, Japan. 

Carbon Capture workshopU.S. organizations included:

U.S. Department of Energy; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; ExxonMobil; Shell; Gulf Coast Carbon Center, The University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology; Boone Pickens School of Geology, Oklahoma State University; School of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, Earth Sciences and Resources Institute, University of South Carolina; University of Texas at Austin School of Law; Bureau of Ocean Energy Management; Southern States Energy Board, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Louisiana State University; Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio; Columbia University; Advanced Resources International, Washington, D.C.; Deloitte, Pittsburgh; Louisiana State University; Drexel University; National Energy Technology Laboratory, Leidos; AquaNRG Consulting; and Sonardyne.