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PCOR Phase I Wrap-Up/Phase II Kickoff Meeting Summary

Meeting Summary
The PCOR Partnership Phase I Wrap-Up/Phase II Kickoff Meeting was held at the Xcel Energy Corporate Headquarters November 1-2, 2005, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The meeting had a great turn out, with 75 attendees. Registrants represented 12 states, the District of Columbia, and four provinces. Meeting Overview (Agendas and evening events)

Conference Background
The PCOR Partnership program has successfully completed Phase I and is launching its 4-year, multimillion dollar program focused on field demonstrations. The 2-year Phase I effort resulted in five fact sheets, a public television program entitled "Nature in the Balance - CO2 Sequestration," a PCOR Partnership Atlas, and over 20 topical reports and has laid a firm foundation for Phase II CO2 sequestration field validation projects in the PCOR Partnership region. The 4-year Phase II program is poised to demonstrate the efficacy of CO2 sequestration in a variety of subsurface and terrestrial settings.

The two day meeting provided our partners with a summary of Phase I results and a refresher on Phase II validation test plans. The interactive format allowed partners to views on the evolving world of carbon management and the PCOR Partnership’s Phase II efforts. The full partnership will be invited to come together again in the fall of 2006 to review the first year of Phase II and to discuss upcoming activities.




We were privileged to have a panel of the nation's top experts from those industries associated with carbon sequestration. The panelists included:

Electric Partner CO2 Perspective
Jim Mutch, Xcel Energy, Golden, CO

Oil and Gas Partner CO2 Perspective
Wayne Biberdorf, Amerada Hess Corporation, Williston, ND

Anthony Webster, Amerada Hess Corporation, New York, NY

U.S. Government CO2 Perspective
John Litynski, U.S. Department of Energy, Morgantown, WV

Canadian Government CO2 Perspective
Anne-Marie Thompson, Natural Resources Canada,
Ottawa, ON, Canada

Coal Industry Perspective
Jeff Burgess, Lignite Energy Council, Bismarck, ND

Many other presenters participated, covering a variety of topics:

  • Carbon Credit Market Discussion - Kedin Kilgore, RNK Capital LLC, New York, NY
  • PCOR Partnership Phase I Wrap-Up/Results - Ed Steadman, EERC, Grand Forks, ND
  • U.S. Department of Energy Phase II Overview - John Litynski, U.S. Department of Energy, Morgantown, WV
  • PCOR Partnership Phase II Overview: Geologic Sequestration - Jim Sorensen, EERC, Grand Forks, ND
  • Field Validation Partner Discussion - Randy Johnson, Amerada Hess Corporation, Houston, TX
  • Field Validation Partner Discussion - Bill Jackson, Apache Canada Ltd., Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Field Validation Partner Discussion - Dick Kempka, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Memphis, TN
  • PCOR Partnership Phase II Overview: Regional Characterization and Decision Support System© - Erin O'Leary, EERC, Grand Forks, ND
  • Dick Kelly, CEO Xcel Energy, Minneapolis, MN
  • Regulatory Compliance Activities - Kevin Bliss, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, Washington, DC
  • Alison Wilson, Western Governors' Association, Denver, CO
  • Partner Outreach Perspective - Anne-Marie Thompson, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • PCOR Partnership Phase II Overview: Carbon Capture, Separation, and Implementation - Mike Jones, EERC, Grand Forks, ND
  • Mesaba Energy Project - Robert Evans II, Excelsior Energy Inc., Minnetonka, MN

For more information about the PCOR Partnership or becoming a partner contact:

Ed Steadman
Senior Research Advisor
PCOR Partnership Program Manager
(701) 777-5279
John Harju
Associate Director for Research
(701) 777-5157

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