A large contingent of geo-scientists participated in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Conference March 29-31, 2022, in Houston. (https://ccus.aapg.org/2022/)
Jared Hawkins, Task 4 Lead, co-chaired Session 11 – Infrastructure and presented the poster Accounting for Sensitive Areas When Siting CCUS Infrastructure under Theme 8: Infrastructure.
Amber Conner, Task 2 Deputy Lead, presented the poster Developing a Regional Framework to Define and Assess CO₂ Storage Systems in the Midwestern to Northeastern United States, co-authored by Mark Kelley, Autumn Haagsma, Priya Ravi Ganesh, Neeraj Gupta, Battelle Memorial Institute; Sallie Greenburg, Hannes Leetaru, Illinois State Geological Survey; Steve Greb, Kentucky Geological Survey; Jessica Moore, West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey; Kristen Carter; Pennsylvania Geological Survey; William Harrison, Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education, Western Michigan University) under Theme 1: Subsurface Storage.
MRCI Team member Jorge Barrios presented the poster Hybrid Approaches for High-Performance Scientific Teams under Theme 7: Non-Technical Considerations.
Sanjay Mawalkar presented the paper Predictive Analysis of Pressure and Temperature in Carbonate Reservoirs, which he co-authored with Priya Ravi Ganesh, Sanjay Mawalkar, Jared Schuetter, Mike Riedl, Sanjay Tamrakar, and Srikanta Mishra. The paper used data from the DOE Regional Partnerships program.
Srikanta Mishra, Technical Director Geo-Energy Modeling and Analytics, Battelle Memorial Institute, kicked off the Thursday program with a keynote address on building data-driven machine learning models for geologic carbon storage applications. He also co-chaired Sessions 9 and 10 – Machine Learning Parts 1 and 2.
In addition to co-chairing Session 6 – Subsurface Storage Part IV and co-authoring a poster presented at the conference, MRCI Task 5 Lead Autumn Haagsma served as the 2022 Conference Chair, devoting many hours over the past year to ensuring the program was informative, inclusive, and enlightening.