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Welcome to the SCCS Webinars. Here you will find past webinar videos as well as accompanying materials.

Energy Seminar: Why CCS Matters in a Net Zero Emissions World

Brad Page

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Brad joined the Global CCS Institute as CEO in August 2011, bringing extensive knowledge and experience on Australian and international energy and climate policy issues.

Prior to the Institute, Brad spent almost eight years as CEO of the Energy Supply Association of Australia, steering the organisation through a period of significant transformation while representing members on a wide range of energy market and climate change policy issues. During much of this time he chaired the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) Energy and Transport Sector Advisory Council.

Brad’s earlier career was in the Australian Public Service, working across a range of portfolios culminating in direct involvement at the senior executive level with the development, implementation and subsequent review and improvement of Australia's national electricity and domestic natural gas markets.

Brad graduated with a BA (Administration) from the University of Canberra and in 2009 studied the economics of climate change at Cambridge University as a British Council Chevening Fellow. In early 2018 Brad was appointed to the UK Government’s CCUS Council and has also recently joined the Special Advisory Group to the Board of the Norwegian CCS Research Centre.

Originally Presented on March 29, 2021

NPL Adapted to the CCUS Perimeter

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Date: February 16th, 2021

Speaker: Jérôme Massot, Total R&D (working with Google and Stanford AI Lab)

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Abstract: The number of academic and institutional articles published each year on the subject of Carbon Capture, Storage and Utilization (CCUS) is growing exponentially. If one searches on the words “Carbon storage” in Science-Direct, the Elsevier’s database Search Engine, more than 15,000 references are returned, with 500 of them published so far in 2021.  It would be impossible for a  scientist or researcher to read everything. This large corpus of available papers needs to be analyzed, curated and classified by sub-topic. The shared knowledge has to be extracted and summarized. And finally, only  a fraction of articles need to be read to deepen technical understanding. To achieve these objectives, Neural Language Processing (NLP) can help. However, NLP requires a lot of data to be trained efficiently.

This webinar shows how the most recent NLP techniques associated to Knowledge Graph technology can bring benefits to the CCUS research community. The internal engine of each technique will be explained concisely and, as there is not good AI without good data, the data needed to obtain the best performances will be detailed for each. To conclude the webinar, several demos of existing knowledge extraction platforms will be shared in order to trigger an open discussion about which technology seems the more interesting for serving the CCUS researcher community.

Bridge Energy Brea Olinda CO2 Project Discussion

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Date: July 1st, 2020

Speaker: Randall H. Breitenbach, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Bridge Energy LLC

Slides: Brea Olinda CO2 Capture Presentation Slides

The Stanford Center for Carbon Storage hosted a workshop presentation and discussion with Randall H. Breitenbach, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Bridge Energy LLC, on July 1st, 2020, regarding CO2 emissions of the Brea Olinda oil field in the Los Angeles basin, California.

The workshop discussed options for mitigating CO2 emissions from the Olinda landfill in the Brea Olinda oil field region. You may find the video presentation as well as the presented slides below.

Randy also cofounded Pacific Coast Energy Company, BreitBurn Energy Company and BreitBurn Energy Partners MLP, serving as CoChief Executive and Chairman of the Board from 1988 until his retirement in 2012. Randy also served as Chairman of Stanford University's PIC Endowment in 2007 and is currently a member of the Alternative Energy Investment Committee. Randy is also currently a member of the Carbon Capture Uses & Storage Roadmap Team “CCUS” reporting to the Department of Energy. Randy also serves as a Trustee and is currently Chairman of the Board for Hotchkis and Wiley Funds, a large mutual funds company. Randy holds both a B.S and M.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering (now Energy Resources Engineering) from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Utilizing Physics-Based Models to Manage the Risk of Injection Induced Seismicity Associated with Unconventional Oil And Gas Pro

Date: June 11th, 2020
Speaker: Mark Zoback, Stanford University
Geoscience & Geoenergy Webinar Series