Geologic Carbon Storage (GCS) has emerged as a promising technology to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and the world’s awaited savior to achieve net-zero carbon ambitions. GCS involves capturing CO2 emissions from industrial sources and sequestering them deep underground in geological formations. While GCS offers promising potential it faces significant challenges. This seminar attempts to offer a balanced evaluation of GCS, addressing historical context, state-of-the-art, business opportunities, and related persisting challenges in feasibility, scalability, safety, affordability, and public perception.
Hussein Hoteit is Professor in Reservoir Engineering and Program Chair of the Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering program at KAUST. Prof. Hoteit’s current research includes improved oil recovery, geological CO2 storage, and reservoir simulation. Before joining KAUST, Prof. Hoteit worked for the Oil&Gas industry for about 15 years, focusing on enhanced oil recovery, and was involved in the design of two carbon sequestration projects in the North Sea.
Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)