WESTCARB Annual Meeting
Bakersfield, California, October 16-17, 2012

Thank you to the following sponsors and hosts for helping make WESTCARB’s 2012 Annual Meeting a success: 

• The staff and students of the geology department of California State University-Bakersfield
• California Energy Commission
• Clean Energy Systems
• Hydrogen Energy California
• Occidental Petroleum
• Schlumberger Carbon Services
• U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory

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WESTCARB 2012 Annual Business Meeting

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
WESTCARB Welcome and Introductions (no slides) Mike Gravely, WESTCARB Principal Investigator, California Energy Commission and Elizabeth Burton, WESTCARB Technical Advisor, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
Geologic Characterization for CO2 Storage in the Southwestern Sacramento Basin Based on Citizen Green Well Data John Beyer, LBNL
Update on Subsurface Characterization at the Citizen Green Deep Research Well J. Ajo-Franklin, M. Voltolini, and C. Doughty, LBNL – presented by John Beyer, LBNL
Laboratory Seismic and X-ray CT Monitoring of Supercritical CO2 Floods in Sandstone Cores Tim Kneafsey and Seiji Nakagawa, LBNL
Samples for Analyses of Mineralogy and Dissolved Gas Mark Conrad, LBNL – presented by Tim Kneafsey, LBNL
Subsurface Flow Modeling at King Island Curtis Oldenburg and Christine Doughty, LBNL
Advanced Turbine Developments for Oxy-Combustion TriGen™ Plants Leonard Devanna, Clean Energy Systems
Elk Hills Oil Field Overview (slides not available) Mark Coalmer, Occidental of Elk Hills
Tour of Occidental Petroleum’s Elk Hills Oil Field
Tour of Clean Energy Systems’ Kimberlina Power Plant
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
National Energy Technology Laboratory Carbon Storage Program Overview Bruce Brown, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. DOE Fossil Energy Research Integration
James Wood, U.S. Department of Energy
WESTCARB 2012 Elizabeth Burton, WESTCARB Technical Advisor, LBNL
The Role of Carbon Capture and Sequestration in California's Energy Future Jeffery Greenblatt, LBNL
A Voice for California’s CCS Industry Pete Montgomery, California CCS Coalition
Geologic Carbon Sequestration Potential in Arizona Jon Spencer, Arizona Geological Survey
A Qualitative Assessment of Storage Capacity in Depleted San Joaquin Valley Oil Reservoirs Jan Gillespie, California State University- Bakersfield
Tour of CSUB’s geological sciences scanning electron microscopy lab, CREST Center, and the California Well Sample Repository
CO2G™ (CO2-based Geothermal Energy): Hot, Pressurized CO2 for a Range of Clean Energy & Industrial Applications Mark Muir, GreenFire Energy
Understanding and Managing the Potential for Induced Seismicity in CO2 Storage Projects
Larry Myer, Retired LBNL Staff Scientist
Hydrogen Energy California Update (also delivered at GTC 2012) Mark Lerdal, HECA, and Jim Loney, Fluor
Engineering-Economic Assessment of CCUS for California NGCC Power Plants Rich Myhre, BKi
Closing Remarks (no slides)
Mike Gravely, California Energy Commission, and Elizabeth Burton, LBNL