Date: Thursday, 23 February 2017
Time: Drinks and snacks from 4pm followed by the guest speaker presentation at 4:30pm.
Location: Sir Harold Raggatt Theatre, Geoscience Australia, Symonston, ACT
Title: Accelerating Australian CCS Demonstration Projects Through Focused Research & Development
Since its inception in 2010 ANLEC R&D has deployed a CCS research effort in excess of $100 million dollars. This partnership jointly funded by the Australian Government and Australian Coal Industry will continue. Currently it has completed 55 research projects and 29 current projects with 70 technology reports over both capture and storage research objectives. Early projects focused on cost reduction and adaptation of CO2 capture processes in Australian conditions with particular focus on the successful Callide Oxy-fuel Demonstration and the environmental implications of post-combustion solvent capture. The Australian research priority has now shifted to sub-surface CO2 storage in three Australian basins: Gippsland Basin, Perth Basin, and the Surat Basin.
This talk will focus on the imperative of emissions reduction, research management processes and examples of the subsurface research.
Kevin Dodds is the General Manager of ANLEC R&D. Prior to his current position Kevin had various research management positions, recently as Lead Geological Integrity and Monitoring BP Alternative Energy (Houston), monitoring manager CO2CRC Otway and Geophysics research manager CSIRO Petroleum in Perth. He spent 20 years with Schlumberger as a Regional Geophysicist in the Middle East and Europe and global borehole geophysics coordination at HQ Paris. Kevin is an active member of the ASEG.