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Midland CO2 Conference

Stimulating conversations between the field and office for 26 years

Organized by the Enhanced Oil Recovery’s Technical Advisory Board member, Mr. Steve Melzer and co-sponsored by SPE Permian Basin Section, the Midland CO2 Conference will focus on best CO2 practices and field tested innovations.

EORI’s Dr. Eric Robertson

Dr. Eric Robertson will present “Economic Analysis of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Powder River Basin Coal” at the Wyoming Geological Association’s luncheon on Friday, September 24, 2021 at noon (MDT)

Coalbeds too deep to be economically mined are potentially large storage reservoirs for the sequestration of anthropogenic CO2 and offer the benefit of enhanced methane production, which can offset some of the costs associated with CO2 sequestration.  The objective of this talk is to present results of work studying the economic feasibility of CO2 sequestration in unminable coal seams in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming.

To listen to Dr. Robertson’s presentation via Zoom, please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday at 5pm requesting the zoom link.

Carbon Storage Newsletter

The Department of Energy (DOE), the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) release September’s 2021 Carbon Storage Newsletter (CSN) and summarizes public and private sector carbon storage news from around the world.

The Carbon Storage Newsletter provides information on recent activities and publications related to carbon storage. It covers domestic, international, public sector and private sector news in areas such as: DOE/NETL Highlights, announcements, project and business developments, legislation and policy, emissions trading, science and publications.

Adding of Hydrogen to the Clean Air Strategy

Williams is leveraging its existing pipeline network to bring clean hydrogen to market.

Earlier this year, Williams was awarded a $997,734 grant to develop a feasibility study with UW’s School of Energy Resources to evaluate water access and compatibility needed for hydrogen production.  Williams plans to use excess energy produced by wind farms to produce hydrogen which can then be blended and transported through existing natural gas pipelines.

“The ability to produce clean hydrogen and blend into our large existing system in southwest Wyoming is a significant advantage and has the potential to accelerate the use of hydrogen in reducing carbon emissions,” Williams stated.

Wyoming Investing Millions to Promote Carbon Capture

Wyoming has invested millions of dollars in projects to capture, transport and store CO2 as a solution to keep Wyoming’s economy going while avoiding catastrophic impacts from climate change legislation.

Wyoming hopes to reach zero emissions while simultaneously continuing coal, oil and gas production.  Many environmental groups, as well as the United Nations, support carbon capture as a critical measure to reduce atmospheric CO2.  A bipartisan infrastructure bill is moving through the House and includes billions of dollars to capture carbon emissions, the largest-ever federal investment in such technology.

Carbon Storage Newsletter

The Department of Energy (DOE), the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) release August’s 2021 Carbon Storage Newsletter (CSN) and summarizes public and private sector carbon storage news from around the world.

The Carbon Storage Newsletter provides information on recent activities and publications related to carbon storage. It covers domestic, international, public sector and private sector news in areas such as: DOE/NETL Highlights, announcements, project and business developments, legislation and policy, emissions trading, science and publications.

Wyoming Primary Energy Producing State

Wyoming is among the top six energy producing states accounting for 55% of all the primary energy produced in the U.S.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that primary energy production grew 40% from 2009-2019 made possible through advancements in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling making previously inaccessible crude oil and natural gas more economical in the U.S.  Wyoming accounts for over 100, 000 barrels of oil produced in 2019.

Millions of Acres open for Oil and Gas Exploration

The U.S. Interior Department will evaluate more than 700,000 acres of land for potential auction of which most, 560,000 acres, is in Wyoming.

The sales planned for early 2022 will offer parcels that had been scheduled to be offered earlier this year before the Biden administration ordered a pause on new oil and gas leases during Biden’s first week in office.