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Aryana Named UW’s Occidental Chair

Saman Aryana is the first Occidental Chair in Energy and Environmental Technologies in the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER)

A UW chemical engineering associate professor, Aryana’s research has primarily focused on the fundamental physics of flow instabilities and the dynamics of subsurface displacement processes.

Class VI Permits in Wyoming

In case you missed it, the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute’s webinar "Navigating Class VI Permits: What to Expect in Wyoming" is available for viewing.

The webinar with speakers and slide presentation can be found here.

Wyoming Files Lawsuit Challenging Federal Leasing Ban

Governor Gordon emphasizes the Biden administration’s de-facto ban on oil and gas leasing will not meet the Administration’s climate goals but will shift production to other countries with less stringent standards.

The state of Wyoming filed a lawsuit challenging the de-facto moratorium on oil and gas leasing on federal land issued by President Biden and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. The suit asserts that Haaland’s implementation of the leasing moratorium contained in Executive Order 14008 is invalid under federal law.

Governor Gordon Joins Bipartisian Group of Governors

The bipartisian group of Governors urge strong support for the legislation which aims to develop an interconnected CO2 transport and storage infrastructure to help the U.S reach net-zero emissions and meet mid-century climate goals.

Governor Gordon’s support of Storing CO2 and Lowering Emissions (SCALE Act), co-sponsored by Rep. Liz Cheney, will support the buildout of the infrastructure necessary to transport CO2 from where it is captured to where it can be utilized in manufacturing or safely and securely sequestered underground.

EORI hosts a Webinar Navigating Class VI Permits

The webinar will provide a question and answer opportunity to discuss Class VI permitting in Wyoming led by UW’s School of Energy Resources’ experts.

The featured speakers include SER Director Holly Krutka, Director of Research Scott Quillian, Senior Research Scientist J. Fred McLaughlin and SER’s Center for Energy and Regulation Policy Analysis’ Director Kipp Coddington.

Congresswoman Cheney Co-sponsors CCUS Legislation

Congresswoman Liz Cheney co-sponsored the Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Innovation Act that will help develop carbon capture projects by making them eligible for loan guarantees from the Department of Energy

The legislation will help develop carbon capture projects by making them eligible for loan guarantees form the Department of Energy.  DOE’s Loan Guarantee Program funds energy infrastructure projects in the United States. Specifically, the bill clarifies the scope of CCUS projects eligible for loans and expands eligibility to include CCUS infrastructure and pipelines.

EORI Director will Present at AAPG Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage Conference

Dr. Steven Carpenter will be presenting ISO Standards – Process of certifying Storage via EOR on March 24th

The AAPG CCUS online conference will highlight current CCUS work and tackle related challenges including subsurface storage in saline reservoirs, storage associated with CO₂ enhanced oil recovery, reservoir monitoring and risk assessment, case studies, industry applications, economics, incentives, policies and regulations, and more.

Goal of Net Negative Emissions

Governor Gordon wants Wyoming to achieve ambitious goal of making Wyoming net negative in CO2 emissions and making carbon capture a reality.

“Wyoming can and must be a leader in (carbon capture) and other emerging technologies, even as we pursue the development of resources such as wind and solar,” he said. “Our long history of working with coal, oil and natural gas, and regulating its related impacts to protect and enhance other natural resources, such as wildlife, is well established. Wind and solar development must be held to the same standards.”