International CCS Workshop
From 1st to 6th December Giorgio Caramanna and Dave Jones went to Texas (USA) for the International CCS Workshop organized by the British Consulate General, the Consulate General of Canada and the Royal Norwegian Consulate General.
The workshop was hosted by the University of Texas at Austin in the Jackson School of Geosciences; delegates from UK and USA gathered to discuss of the last advances on CCS studies from both sides of the pond.
Giorgio’s invited talk on the new laboratory experiments and the results from the recent field-work in the natural submarine degassing area of Panarea raised interest for potential future collaboration on the field of CO2 seepage detection and monitoring.
After two days of very interesting discussions at the University of Texas at Austin the delegates moved through the “lone star state” heading to Houston to attend the “Trans-Atlantic Research to Business: CCS in EOR” and the “9th Annual EOR Carbon Management” workshops. Here business enterprises and research partners talked about the great potential for the use of anthropogenic CO2 for Enhanced Oil Recovery.
A very appreciated networking time was available during a dinner kindly offered by Mr. Jostein Mykletun Consul General of Norway at his residence.
The overall experience was very interesting and, hopefully, will lead to further UK-USA collaboration in CCS research.
Posted on Friday 3rd February 2012