EVENT

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Conference 2024

October 9-10, 2024

8:00 AM - 6:00PM CST

Houston Marriott West Loop by The Galleria, Houston, TX, USA

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CCUS Value Chain: opportunities, risks, and economic viability

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) is gaining pace as a buoyant project pipeline is attracting attention from leading companies. Momentum is growing but CCUS deployment remains well below what is required for achieving the net zero goals. At our 2023 event, the industry participants identified an urgent need to start building and move from plans to execution.  

Wood Mackenzie’s Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Conference will address the full CCUS value chain on the costs and economic feasibility of projects. We will share different perspectives in the form of Wood Mackenzie Insights, project case studies, panel discussions, debates, and one-to-one conversations with the experts. 

Join us in Houston on October 9-10, 2024 to connect with Wood Mackenzie’s experts and industry professionals and experts from across the CCUS landscape, providing you with the opportunity to exchange ideas and form valuable business relationships. 

Key themes for 2024 include:

  • Building CCS at scale: connecting the dots from capture to storage
  • Carbon credits & incentives: have they helped push the pace of projects?
  • Power of partnerships: identifying the right partnerships to move from plan to execution
  • Permit challenges: pipeline transportation and geological storage
  • Technologies: DAC & BECCS scalability and permanence
  • Political changes and uncertainty: what support can companies expect from the government

 

Early Bird Tickets are now available at $595 USD per person. Book by April 15, 2024, to save $400 USD off the $995 USD standard rate.

Discounted rates for Wood Mackenzie clients/subscribers and group bookings for two or more people from one company are available.

A ticket to attend includes:

  • Exclusive and inspiring insights from the Wood Mackenzie team of subject matter experts and industry leaders
  • Peer-to-peer networking opportunities where you can make essential connections and have crucial conversations
  • Access to the event app: Manage your time to gain the most from the agenda and venue over the two days
  • Refreshments and lunch
  • Re-cap on the essential information with speaker presentation downloads (where permission has been given) post conference

 

Contact Anna Conklin, Customer Manager on events@woodmac.com

 

Would your organization like to sponsor this conference in 2024?

Commercial partnership opportunities include; Thought Leadership, Brand Awareness, Exhibiting, and Hospitality. To discuss further: 

Contact us on sponsorship@woodmac.com 

 

Official Event Partner

2024 speakers include:

This conference not only provides an unrivalled platform to network and do business, but also leverages Wood Mackenzie’s expertise, thought leadership and contacts specializing in carbon capture, utilization and storage. Join us for a forum where the industry can assess the latest challenges, market needs in the towards sustainability.

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Registration

A review of the inaugural Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Conference 2023

Wood Mackenzie hosted its first dedicated Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Conference on October 11 2023 in Houston. 330 industry players from over 220 companies joined us to explore the key drivers and challenges of CCUS. Topics included the Inflation Reduction Act, CO2 sequestration at scale and the CCUS value chain. Speaking companies included Baker Hughes, BP, Chevron, Emerson, ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions and Lazard.

 

 

Read 5 key takeaways from the 2023 Conference

 

 

Early Bird Tickets are now available at $595 USD per person. Book by April 15, 2024, to save $400 USD of the $995 USD standard rate.

Discounted rates for Wood Mackenzie clients / subscribers and group bookings for two or more people from one organisation are available. Contact Anna Conklin, Marketing Manager on events@woodmac.com

Agenda

8:00 AM

CT

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and refreshments

9:00 AM

CT

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM

Welcome and opening remarks

Mhairidh Evans

Head of CCUS Research

Wood Mackenzie

9:05 AM

CT

9:05 AM - 9:20 AM

Wood Mackenzie insight: Past, present and futuristic view on global CCUS market

Mhairidh Evans

Head of CCUS Research

Wood Mackenzie

9:20 AM

CT

9:20 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote panel discussion: From plans to execution: what would it take to accelerate CCUS deployment

Ed Crooks

Vice-Chair, Americas

Wood Mackenzie

10:00 AM

CT

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Keynote fireside chat: To be announced

10:20 AM

CT

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM

Networking coffee

11:00 AM

CT

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Keynote fireside chat: To be announced

11:20 AM

CT

11:20 AM - 11:35 AM

Wood Mackenzie insight: Economic feasibility across the CCUS value chain

Peter Findlay

CCUS Economics and CCUS North America Lead

Wood Mackenzie

11:35 AM

CT

11:35 AM - 12:15 PM

Panel discussion: Funding CCUS projects: how to get investment decisions

Peter Findlay

CCUS Economics and CCUS North America Lead

Wood Mackenzie

12:15 PM

CT

12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Networking lunch

2:00 PM

CT

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Fireside chat: Hard to abate industries: opportunities & challenges

2:20 PM

CT

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM

Panel discussion: Is Direct Air Capture (DAC) key to achieving net zero and can it be implemented at

3:00 PM

CT

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Fireside chat: To be announced

3:20 PM

CT

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM

Networking coffee

4:00 PM

CT

4:00 PM - 4:20 PM

Fireside chat: To be announced

4:20 PM

CT

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM

Panel discussion: Connecting CO2 sources to sinks

5:00 PM

CT

5:00 PM - 5:20 PM

Wood Mackenzie insight: Carbon removals: the ‘net’ in net zero

Elena Belletti

Global Head of Carbon Research

Wood Mackenzie

5:20 PM

CT

5:20 PM - 5:30 PM

Summary of Day 1 & preview of Day 2

Mhairidh Evans

Head of CCUS Research

Wood Mackenzie

5:30 PM

CT

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Networking drinks

8:30 AM

CT

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome refreshments

9:00 AM

CT

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM

Opening remarks

9:05 AM

CT

9:05 AM - 9:25 AM

Wood Mackenzie insight: Capture to storage, are we ready?

9:25 AM

CT

9:25 AM - 10:05 AM

Panel discussion: CO2 storage: are there enough to capture global annual emissions?

10:05 AM

CT

10:05 AM - 10:25 AM

Keynote fireside chat

10:25 AM

CT

10:25 AM - 11:00 AM

Networking coffee

11:00 AM

CT

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Panel discussion: Location selection: how it interplays with community engagement

11:40 AM

CT

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Keynote fireside chat: Utilization

12:00 PM

CT

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

Wood Mackenzie insight: Strategies for carbon market

12:20 PM

CT

12:20 PM - 2:00 PM

Networking lunch

2:00 PM

CT

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Fireside chat: To be announced

2:20 PM

CT

2:20 PM - 2:35 PM

Wood Mackenzie insight: Global carbon markets

Elena Belletti

Global Head of Carbon Research

Wood Mackenzie

2:35 PM

CT

2:35 PM - 3:20 PM

Panel discussion: Voluntary Carbon Market: is it going to survive or is it just a fad?

Maris Tabor Densmore

Director of Engineered Solutions

ACR

Elena Belletti

Global Head of Carbon Research

Wood Mackenzie

3:20 PM

CT

3:20 PM - 3:30 PM

Summary of both days: Key takeaways

Mhairidh Evans

Head of CCUS Research

Wood Mackenzie

3:30 PM

CT

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Networking coffee & close of conference

Speakers

Be part of the conversation by sharing your most recent findings and challenges to industry peers. Unveil your thought leadership expertise and distribute your latest white papers to a crowd of targeted individuals.

For more information, contact Sarika Sareen, Content Manager on events@woodmac.com

Sponsors

2023 Platinum Sponsor

Endress+Hauser, is a global leader in measurement and automation technologies for process and laboratory applications. It is a $3.6 billion family-owned company with 16,000 employees headquartered in Switzerland with a broad portfolio of services, solutions and instrumentation. Endress+Hauser serves customers in the chemical, food and beverage, life sciences, power and energy, hydrogen, CCUS, biomethane, oil and gas, water and wastewater industries. Endress+Hauser has been a pioneer in CCS with more than fifteen years of experience working with developers and operators to provide solutions and valuable knowledge on their applications.
Today, Endress+Hauser has more than 8,600 patents and patent applications. The company is committed to serve, improve their products, work economically and at the same time protect people and the environment.

2023 Platinum Sponsor

Equinox Engineering Ltd. is a private company operating in the United States, Canada, Australia and India. We have provided the highest quality EPCM services to our clients domestically and worldwide since 1997. We pride ourselves in successfully executing projects that are safe, high quality, cost effective and completed on-time. Our primary focus is on the hydrocarbon industry including facility and pipeline projects for natural gas, conventional oil and heavy oil markets.

2023 Gold Sponsor

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) is a global technology and software company providing innovative solutions for the world’s essential industries. Through its leading automation portfolio, including its majority stake in AspenTech, Emerson helps hybrid, process and discrete manufacturers optimize operations, protect personnel, reduce emissions and achieve their sustainability goals. For more information, visit Emerson.com.

2023 Networking Breakfast Sponsor

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. We believe affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy is essential to enabling human progress. Chevron produces crude oil and natural gas; manufactures transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and additives; and develops technologies that enhance our business and the industry. We aim to grow our traditional oil and gas business, lower the carbon intensity of our operations and grow new lower carbon businesses in renewable fuels, hydrogen, carbon capture, offsets and other emerging technologies.

2023 Associate Sponsor

Compact Membrane Systems (CMS) pioneers membrane systems for decarbonizing hard-to-abate sectores. CMS's breakthrough OptipermTM platform provides bolt-on, modular solutions for existing facilities to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, expand capacity, and deliver new sources of revenue. Operating a 10,000 sqft lab and manufacturing facility in Delaware, CMS has over 20 years of manufacturing experience across power gen, industrial, pharma and O&G operations. 

Would your organization like to sponsor this conference in 2024?

The Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Conference attendees are industry decision-makers, purchasers, and influencers, seeking the latest business-enhancing technologies and innovative products. Be there to:

  • Demonstrate thought leadership

The conference is a key channel for high-profit business transactions. Position your brand in front of international delegates and explore new business opportunities.

  • Launch your products and showcase innovation 

The conference will be a great opportunity to connect with the entire value chain while gaining exclusive insights from our team of subject matter experts and leaders in the industry.

  • Host one of our networking functions

Connect your company with the industry's most important stakeholders, enabling you to forge new partnerships and demonstrate your business strength, innovation, and expertise.

  • Online presence

Wood Mackenzie event sponsorships provide a comprehensive digital marketing strategy to reach a wider audience beyond the physical event. Your company will receive dedicated exposure on our event website, social media platforms, email marketing campaigns, ensuring maximum visibility and engagement among our online community.

Contact us on sponsorship@woodmac.com 

Venue Information

Houston Marriott West Loop by The Galleria

1750 West Loop South, Houston, Texas, USA, 77027

If you plan to stay at the Marriott West Loop, you may reserve your overnight accommodations at the special room rate by contacting the reservations team by calling the hotel at  +1 713-960-0111 or book directly using the link below:

 

Book your group rate for CCUS Conference 2024

 

Why attend Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Conference in 2024?

Networking opportunities: Connect with key leaders and stakeholders in the CCUS industry. Network with industry professionals and experts from across the value chain, providing you with the opportunity to exchange ideas, and form valuable business relationships. 

Insight into project developments: Gain valuable insights into the latest project developments in the CCUS field including updates on ongoing initiatives, and breakthrough technologies, for a comprehensive understanding of the current landscape and potential future opportunities. 

Partnership opportunities: The conference provides a platform to forge new partnerships within the CCUS industry. By interacting with industry leaders, you can identify potential collaboration opportunities and form strategic alliances. 

Candid conversations: Engage in candid conversations with our thought leaders on research that has not yet been reported. By participating in panel discussions and interactive sessions, you can gain insights into the challenges, opportunities, and real-world experiences of industry experts, enabling you to broaden your knowledge and perspective. 

Stay updated on critical trends and technologies: The CCUS industry is constantly evolving, with new trends, technologies, and challenges emerging regularly. Stay up to date with the latest developments in emissions reduction and CCUS. You can learn about cutting-edge technologies, innovative strategies, and regulatory updates, enabling you to make informed decisions and stay ahead of the curve. 

Audience Includes:

Segments 

Oil & Gas  

Banking - Investment and Equity Research   

Technology providers/service companies  

Governments  

Carbon emitting industries  

Job titles 

Managing Director 

Vice President 

Managing Director - Low Carbon Transition Group  

CEO 

Chairman / Founder 

Director 

Director, Project Finance 

Executive Director 

Director Energy Banking 

Head of CCUS 

Head of Carbon  

CCUS Strategy Lead  

Project Developer  

Decarbonisation ESG Lead  

CCUS Policy lead  

New Energies Strategy and Business Development  

New Ventures Business Development and commercial strategy leads  

New Ventures Exploration Geoscientist  

Opportunity Development Manager  

Competitor Insights Manager  

Investment Banking Analyst  

Equity Researcher  

Portfolio Manager/Analyst  

The CCUS Conference provides a unique opportunity to network with industry professionals, gain insights into project developments, forge partnerships, engage in candid conversations, and stay updated on critical trends and technologies. These benefits can significantly enhance your knowledge, expand your professional network, and contribute to your success in the CCUS industry. 

2023 Speakers Include:

  • Nigel Jenvey, Vice President CCUS & H2 Project Development, Baker Hughes
  • Leslie Savage, Chief Geologist | Oil and Gas Division, Railroad Commission of Texas
  • Dave Hopper, President, Equinox Engineering USA Ltd
  • Jonah Margulis, Head of North  America, Aker Carbon Capture
  • Mercy Reneteria, National Business Development Manager, Energy & Strategic Business, Endress + Hauser USA
  • Scott Golberg, VP - Carbon Solutions, EnLink Midstream
  • Chendhil Periasamy, Vice President, Energy Transition, Air Liquide Americas    
  • Alexander Shelby, Director, Investment Banking, Barclays
  • George Bilicic, Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, Global Head of Power, Energy & Infrastructure, Lazard
  • Brandon Bromberek, Vice President Oil & Gas, Measurement Solutions, Emerson
  • Doris Fujii, Head of Hydrogen and CCUS Analysis, bp
  • David Ramos, Geological Low Carbon Solutions Director, Repsol
  • Tim Duncan, President & CEO, Talos Energy
  • Armando Infanzon, Director of Business Development, SoCal Gas
  • Chris Powers, Vice President, Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS), Chevron New Energies
  • Carl Fortin, Global Marketing Manager, Carbon Capture and Storage, ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions

Maris Tabor Densmore

Director of Engineered Solutions

ACR

Maris has 20 years of experience in the climate, environmental protection, and energy sectors is responsible for implementing new strategic opportunities to harness the power of markets for high impact emission reduction and removals actions including geologic storage of carbon and high-GWP gas emissions abatement. Maris is a licensed geologist and has extensive field experience in both environmental and oil and gas operations.

Martha Ramos

Director CCUS and H2

Cemex USA

Martha holds a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Houston and more than 20 years of experience in the Energy sector. In the last 5+ years she has been working primarily on full value chain projects for CCUS and Hydrogen. She is passionate about developing integrated solutions to address climate change and her roles have included the development of decarbonization strategies and their implementation, novel technologies evaluations and techno-economic risk management. Within CEMEX she is responsible for the CCUS and Hydrogen strategy development and technology implementation for the USA cement plants.

Peter Findlay

CCUS Economics and CCUS North America Lead

Wood Mackenzie

Based in Calgary, Peter Findlay leads the economics and project valuation function for CCUS projects globally at Wood Mackenzie and contributes CCUS growth, incentive, and cost insights to the firm’s Energy Transition Scenarios team. Mr. Findlay has led corporate finance and strategy consulting projects in oil and gas, power & renewables, decarbonization, petrochemicals, and other sectors since 2008 with Kearney and other management consulting firms, working on transactions and projects ranging in value from $50 MM to $40 billion for the world’s largest energy companies as well as much smaller operators. From 2015–2018, Peter led the Financial Decision and Analysis function for Energy at PwC in Calgary and London. He also advises on emerging technologies, primarily relating to decarbonization. Mr. Findlay is a Research Associate at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies where he has published on Canada’s oil sands and natural gas markets, as well as presented at the OPEC technical meetings. Mr. Findlay began his career as an aerodynamic engineer with Pratt & Whitney and has a Master’s of Science/Engineering degree in computational fluid dynamics and advanced numerical methods from McGill University, an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and a finance-focused MBA from ESSEC, Warwick, and Mannheim Business schools in Europe. He is a Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta, is a past member of the Society of Decision Professionals, and speaks fluent French.

Mhairidh Evans

Head of CCUS Research

Wood Mackenzie

Mhairidh leads our global research on carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). Her team provide insight and strategic analysis on the CCUS landscape to project developers, technology providers, investors and governments. Her work includes cost assessments, economic modelling, market and policy tracking. Mhairidh previously spent seven years as a lead analyst in our upstream oil and gas division, focusing on the offshore supply chain and the North Sea region. Before joining Wood Mackenzie in 2014, she spent six years in commercial and project management roles in the subsea oil and gas sector. Mhairidh is an alumni of Scotland’s Future Industry Leaders Programme and enjoys engaging with the wider industry.

Elena Belletti

Global Head of Carbon Research

Wood Mackenzie

Elena leads our carbon research, working with a growing team to help clients accelerate their energy transition journey. The team delivers intelligence, thought leadership and data to support the best decision-making on emissions, decarbonisation options, carbon markets, carbon prices and offsets. Elena joined Wood Mackenzie from the United Nations in New York, where she advised senior government officials from low-income countries on issues like carbon pricing. Previously, she was a senior economist for Palantir Economic Solutions and a senior advisor at Eni; in both roles she provided commercial, economic and strategic advisory to improve the value of economic opportunities in the oil and gas upstream.

Ed Crooks

Vice-Chair, Americas

Wood Mackenzie

Ed Crooks joined Wood Mackenzie in 2019. Based in New York, he covers the full range of commodities, technologies and sectors, with a particular focus on climate policy, economics and the energy transition. He writes Wood Mackenzie’s popular Energy Pulse newsletter, analysing the latest developments in the world of energy, and also hosts The Energy Gang, one of the world's most popular energy-focused podcasts. Before Wood Mackenzie, Ed was an award-winning energy editor for the Financial Times, first in London and then in New York. He joined the FT in 1999 as economics editor. He previously worked as an economics correspondent for BBC News, a reporter for Investor’s Chronicle magazine, and an economic researcher at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He has also served on the UK government’s Sustainable Development Commission.