Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage Conference – Call for Abstracts

Thursday October 1, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at

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CCUS Conference 2020

Call for Abstracts – Deadline 15 June 2020

Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) is an essential component of delivering the UK Government’s 2050 Net Zero promise. The full-chain process of capturing, treating, compressing, transporting and then injecting the CO2 deep underground will require the full set of skills that are prevalent in the oil and gas industry. All of these skills can be re-purposed to plan and deliver successful CCUS projects.

This inaugural conference aims to help clarify the key issues that need to be addressed for the UK to develop a successful CCUS business. The conference is organised jointly by the Society of Petroleum Engineers Aberdeen Section and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain, who are keen to ensure their members are aware of the opportunities CCUS may bring and many of which are captured within the following themes:-

  1. Technical – Some “back to basics” education around CO2 properties in which their impact on system design and associated HSE issues will be addressed. In addition, this theme should capture the full life cycle of issues related to facility, well and storage design and the potential for re-use of existing oil and gas infrastructure including “in perpetuity” integrity issues. The potential for technology developments in each of the elements of the full-chain CCUS process should also be captured.
  2. Economic – The business case for CCUS is not clear at present although the UK Government is looking at a range of business models. This theme should capture the latest developments in this area.
  3. Commercial & Funding – CCUS will attract significant funding following clarity around the business model and will also create significant business for the full supply chain. This theme should provide clarity around the opportunities that CCUS will likely provide.
  4. Operational & OrganisationalCase Histories: Analogue CO2 operational histories should be addressed to ensure lessons learned are captured during this session. In addition, the type of companies that may be best suited to successfully deliver against the relatively tight margins of the CCUS business may wish to make their case.
  5. Regulatory – The regulations in place in the UK to help safely manage the CCUS business will be highlighted and should aim to clarify how one obtain a storage licence and a CO2 storage permit via submission of an appropriate SDP (Storage Development Plan). In addition, the positive social impact of working in an industry that may help to decarbonise industry should be highlighted within this theme.

If you have an abstract (national or international) that can demonstrate cost savings, collaboration, innovation, new technology, a case history or lessons learned in any of the above themes then we invite you to submit a 200 word abstract for formal 20 minutes presentations or a 200 word abstract for the five minute ‘Techbyte’ sessions (a more sales-oriented presentation).

Be part of the future and get involved!

 Abstracts close on 15 June 2020.  To submit your abstract email or call the Events Team on 01224 646311.


Sponsorship Opportunities

SPE Aberdeen is a not for profit organisation and are organisers of this event.  All surplus funds raised will get reinvested into various initiatives to help support our future generation of young geoscientists.

 All sponsorship opportunities will ensure your logo is prominently positioned across all promotional materials, including the SPE website, onscreen graphics and abstracts book. Your company will also be recognised by the Conference Chair. Additional benefits are outlined in each package below. All costs outlined exclusive of VAT.


  • Five complimentary delegate passes
  • Free pop up stand to display in conference hall


  • Two complimentary delegate passes
  • Free pop up stand to display in conference hall


  • Logo displayed at catering points during lunch


  • Logo displayed at catering points during breakfast


  • Logo displayed at catering points during two refreshment breaks


*These can either be provided in kind or can be sourced for you at a cost.

  • Logo on delegate bags together with the event logo


*These can either be provided in kind or can be sourced for you at a cost.

  • Logo on lanyards together with the event logo


*Pens and pads can either be provided in kind or can be sourced for you at a cost.

  • Branded stationery issued to all delegates



We have a limited number of exhibition stands available.  There will be ample opportunity for maximum interaction between exhibitors and delegates during the registration period, coffee breaks and during lunch.

  • A basic exhibition space (approx. 3m wide x 2m deep) is suitable for a pop-up portable display stand or table top display. Two or more adjacent units can be combined to make a larger space
  • One free delegate to attend the seminar
  • Logo in event brochure issued to all delegates
  • One trestle table & 2 chairs provided


To discuss these opportunities in more detail, contact The Events Team on 01224 646311 or email

Full payment of the event rate you have selected must be paid in advance of the event day or you will be asked for payment on registration. If payment is not received then you will not be granted entry to the conference.

We recognise that on occasions delegates will book onto events and subsequently find that they are unable to attend. In these situations we ask that delegates notify us of their need to cancel an event booking as soon as possible.

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

Please send cancellation details to the event organiser by email or by telephone.

Please inform the event organiser if you wish to send a replacement delegate, including their requirements (e.g. dietary, access etc). Please supply their full contact details so that any advance paperwork can be supplied directly to the replacement.

If you notify the organisers of your cancellation up to two weeks prior to the event, we will provide a full refund.

If you notify the organisers of your cancellation less than two weeks prior to the event the full cost will be payable and only delegate substitution will be allowed.

Where you have booked a place and do not attend without notifying the organisers of your cancellation the full fee will be payable.