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Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership
2006 Annual Meeting and Workshops Summary

September 13-15, 2006
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership annual meeting and workshops were held at the Delta Bow Valley Hotel in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 13-15, 2006. These events were extremely beneficial for PCOR partners and other individuals involved in any aspect of CO2 emissions and carbon management.

Annual Meeting Summary
The PCOR Partnership Annual Meeting was held on Thursday, September 14, 2006, offering an informative and interactive atmosphere for PCOR Partnership members. The PCOR Partnership annual meeting provided a progress update of Year 1 of PCOR Partnership Phase II Program.

Phase I activities were completed in September 2005. On June 9, 2005, the EERC was awarded a contract for Phase II, which began in October 2005.

The PCOR Partnership program has successfully completed Year 1 of our Phase II program. The 4-year Phase II program is poised to demonstrate the efficacy of CO2 sequestration in a variety of subsurface and terrestrial settings. Many accomplishments have already been achieved in Phase II.

Workshop Summaries
Workshops were available for both PCOR Partnership members and nonmembers.

  • Practical Aspects of CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery
    On Wednesday, September 13, 2006, Steve Melzer, Consultant for the CO2 industry (Melzer Consulting) and former Director of the Center for Energy and Economic Diversification, along with Robert Kiker, Permian Basin Program Director (Petroleum Technology Transfer Council) presented a workshop on state-of-the-art CO2 terrestrial enhanced oil recovery (EOR). Melzer and Kiker have many years of experience with CO2-based EOR in the Permian Basin of Texas.
  • CO2 Capture, Separation, and Compression
    On Friday, September 15, 2006, John Osborne (Cansolv Technologies), Michael Trachtenberg (Carbozyme Inc.), John Ruby (Nexant), Richard Luhning (Enbridge, Inc.), and Robert Steele (Ramgen Power Systems), along with Melanie Jensen and Mike Jones (EERC), presented a capture, separation, and compression of CO2 workshop.

The PCOR Partnership would like to thank our partners for their support and participation. To become a member of the PCOR Partnership, please contact Ed Steadman at (701) 777-5279 or esteadman@undeerc.org

 

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