CCUS March Luncheon Meeting

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CCUS Special Interest Group is hosting an in-person luncheon meeting March 26, in the Oxy Conference Room, Greenway Plaza area.

HGS Luncheon CCUS Special Interest Group

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Starts at 11:15 am  Lunch is included with registration
Talk 11:45am  Ends 1:00 pm
Price $40 HGS Members,  $45 Non-Members,
Students $30 Walkins $45

Location: Occidental (OXY) Conference Room

Address: 5 Greenway Plz Ste 110, Houston, TX 77046
Room: GW5 P.114 Conference Room

Data Gathering Requirements for Class VI Permit Applications, from a Lone Star Point of View
Speaker: Adam Haecker, a Director of Geoscience for Milestone Carbon, Houston

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Class VI data gathering requirements play a pivotal role in the monitoring and regulation of underground injection activities associated with geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2). As part of the EPA's comprehensive strategy to address climate change, Class VI regulations focus on the secure storage of CO2 in deep geological formations to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. This talk provides a concise overview of the key data gathering requirements essential for compliance with Class VI regulations.
The EPA mandates a robust data collection process to ensure the effective implementation and enforcement of Class VI regulations. Operators involved in geologic sequestration projects must adhere to stringent reporting and monitoring protocols, encompassing geological, geochemical, and hydrological parameters. These parameters include the characterization of injection and confining zone properties, assessment of caprock integrity, and monitoring of underground sources of drinking water (USDW) quality. The talk will give an emphasis on what data to collect, when to collect it, and how it is used. 
This talk includes a discussion of wireline logging, coring, core testing, surface sampling, and water well sampling; Remote sensing data including geophysical surveys, micro-seismic and VSPs; Mechanical integrity testing such as cased hole bond logs, EM flux tools; and finally continuous data monitoring of temperature, strain, noise and annulus pressures.


About the Speaker
Adam Haecker works in Houston as a Director of Geoscience for Milestone Carbon, a company dedicated to delivering CO2 sequestration solutions. His research interests include supercritical CO2 relative permeability, advances in MICP, organic shale petrophysics, and rock mechanics. Prior to Milestone, Adam worked as a petrophysicist for Battelle Memorial Institute, Continental Resources, Chesapeake Energy, and Cabot Oil and Gas (now Coterra), as well as Weatherford Wireline as a field engineer. Adam graduated from Texas A&M in 2007 with a B.S. in Geology. He served as the Vice President of Finance, Secretary and Administration for the international SPWLA (2021-2023) and as North America Regional Director 1 (2018-2020). Adam speaks English and conversational Japanese.

March 26th, 2024 11:15 AM   through   1:15 PM
5 Greenway Plaza
GW5 P.114 Conference Room
Houston, TX 77046
United States
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HGS General Lunch
HGS Member $ 40.00
Non-HGS Member $ 45.00
Student $ 30.00
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