It’s time to educate the community and government officials about carbon capture and storage


Carbon capture

Carbon capture is booming, but many wonder if companies know how to store it safely.

People involved in CCS understand the risks and know how critical regulations are to mitigating them. Regulators work hard to protect the environment and communities.

— Dave Mannon, CEO of IPT Well Solutions

GOLDEN, CO, USA, Nov. 11, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the IEA’s Clean Technology Scenario (CTS), approximately 100 billion tons of CO2 will be stored by 2060.

“A common myth is that carbon capture and storage is new and therefore untested and unsafe. The truth is that carbon capture and storage (CCS) has been around for over 45 years and has been implemented operates successfully and safely around the world,” said Dave Mannon, CEO of IPT Well Solutions during a panel at Fuze, an energy technology conference in Houston, TX.

In fact, more than 260 million tonnes of CO2 have already been safely stored underground, although limited commercial-scale projects have been completed.

To date, there are three main ways in which CO2 is permanently stored underground. The first is found in salt formations covered with caprock where supercritical carbon dioxide can either dissolve in salt water or chemically react and mineralize. The second is through enhanced oil recovery (EOR) where carbon is injected, allowing more oil to be produced. The third is to inject supercritical phase CO2 into depleted oil and gas reservoirs or other underground interstitial spaces that do not contain underground sources of potable water (USDW).

“The phase we are in now is to educate both community and government officials about carbon capture and storage and find realistic storage potential that requires careful delineation and geological/reservoir modeling,” continues Mannon. “While there are already regulations in place to ensure the success, safety and permanence of carbon capture and storage, education is essential as new regulations are written and become increasingly complex. Effectively performing CCS while adhering to these regulations requires in-depth engineering expertise.

Clearly the question is not, “Do companies know how to store CO2?” “. The question is, “Can companies keep pace with the ever-evolving CCS legislative framework?”

This requires extensive experience with storage wells and meticulous monitoring of legislation.

“Those involved in CCS understand the risks and know how critical regulations are to mitigating them. Regulators work hard to protect the environment and communities,” Mannon later shares, “There is no doubt that politics will continue to be a priority. I know it’s for us, our partners, and hopefully for our competitors.

Mannon’s general message was that legislation begins with education. He called on everyone to educate themselves, their communities and government officials.

About IPT Well Solutions
IPT Well Solutions provides comprehensive engineering, consulting, supervision and management services for well sites. With 30 years of experience and the completion of over 300 disposal wells, IPT operates in major US and international basins.

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