17 Jun 2020

DENVER SPE | Webinar: Comparative Summary of Conventional O&G Injectors...

When: Wednesday June 17, 2020 | 12:00 p.m to 1:00 p.m

Title: "Comparative Summary of Conventional O&G Injectors, CO2 EOR and CO2  Storage Injectors"

Speaker: Talib Syed, P.E.


Increased concerns globally from greenhouse gas emissions (principally from carbon dioxide – CO2 and methane – CH4) and related climate change and global warming impacts have led to an increase in the number of carbon capture and underground storage (CCUS) projects around the world. The U.S. oil and gas industry has led the world in the utilization of CO2 for Enhanced Oil Recovery projects since the 1950s (with 70% of the world’s CO2 EOR floods located in the Permian Basin of West Texas). It has the technology, experience and know-how to enable safe long-term storage of CO2 primarily in deep saline formations, or in depleted oil and gas reservoirs.

This Webinar presents a summary of the key comparative factors between conventional oil and gas injectors, CO2 EOR and CO2 storage injectors that have to be considered during the life cycle of a well. These factors include: (1) High Injection/Operating/Reservoir Pressure Management, (2) CO2 Corrosion, (3) Well Design & Construction, (4) Well Integrity, (5) Material Selection, and (6) Plugging and Abandonment.


Talib Syed, P.E. holds a B-Tech (Chemical Engineering – Univ. of Madras, India) and an M.S. in Petroleum Engineering (Univ. of Oklahoma) and is a Registered Petroleum Engineer in CO and WY. Talib started his oilfield career with ARAMCO – Saudi Arabia and has U.S. and international experience – both onshore and offshore. Talib has been selected as a SPE Distinguished Lecturer on Life Cycle Well Integrity for the 2020-2021 Program Period and currently serves as SPE Denver Section Chair – HSES/Facilities and SPE Member-at-Large CCUS Technical Section. He is a member of American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE – Denver Chapter), Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) and Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC).

Further details, event registration, and Zoom links will be provided in our June 2020 Section Newsletter.




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