IMechE event focuses on North Sea potential

Advanced-EOR-Conference-BrochureLeading carbon capture and storage (CCS) researchers from the SCCS partnership will join oil and gas industry experts at an event exploring the growing potential for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) on the North Sea Continental Shelf.

Delegates to the two-day conference, being hosted in Aberdeen by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, will find out more about methods that can increase the percentage of oil recovered, as well as the possibilities for linking the UK's CCS programmes to new and existing EOR projects. There will also be an analysis of the economics of EOR, and consideration of the supply and demand for carbon dioxide (CO₂) captured from large point sources.

Professor Stuart Haszeldine, SCCS Director, will set out the case for the rapid delivery of CO₂-EOR projects using existing industrial sources of CO₂. He will argue that this could potentially provide a route to a full-scale CCS industry for the UK at no public cost. Professor Alex Kemp of the University of Aberdeen will also be exploring the UK tax system, and the benefits of investing in mature North Sea oil fields.

The event, which is being supported by SCCS, DECC, CCSA and Scottish Enterprise, takes place on 25-26 June at the Aberdeen Marriott Hotel. Delegates booking by 4 April will receive an early bird discount.

For more details and to register for the conference, visit the IMechE website.

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