Ying Guo (Research Director Improved Oil Recovery), Hans Petter Lohne (Senior Research Engineer New energy, risk management and well construction), Roman Berenblyum (Research Director Multiscale Reservoir Studies) and Mohammad Mansouri (Post doc New energy, risk management and well construction)
21.12.2016IRIS Energy’s “green” activities are growing. COP22 in Marrakesh and GHGT-13 in Lausanne are some of the more recent examples.
The Paris Agreement calls for emission pathways consistent with "holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C". A whole range of different mitigations measures are needed to achieve these ambitious goals and IRIS is actively working on many "green shift" measures including CCUS (Carbon Capture and Storage), energy efficiency, geothermal energy and other types of renewable energy.
Last months were quite busy with the green shift activities in IRIS. IRIS was involved in COP22 in Marrakesh through our participation in CO2GeoNet. Colleagues from CO2GeoNet reported a lot of activity and engagement for IRIS’ work and our CO2-EOR presentation did not come unnoticed either. Quoting Sergio Persoglia "Today we had the last event, regarding EOR and CCS and Roman Berenblyum's presentation has been many times referred in the final comments held by John Scowcroft (GCCSI)."
Another event was GHGT-13 (Green House Gas Technologies). This is the major biannual event in the world of CCUS and is an extremely rich and vital conference with a lot of activities and networking. IRIS was well represented with an oral presentation on the REPP-CO2 project presented by Mohammad Mansouri, and five posters co-authored with our international partners: one on capture, two on REPP-CO2 , one on ENOS (our new H2020 CCUS project) and one on CO2GeoNet. All four of us here in Lausanne (Mohammad Mansouri, Hans Petter Lohne, Ying Guo and Roman Berenblyum) were busy networking with our colleagues from Norway, the rest of Europe, USA, Asia and Japan. We have participated in networking events and meetings organized by REPP-CO2, EERA, UK CCSRC, Gassnova, CO2 storage data consortium and US DOE.