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SPE Golden Gate Section Seminar: Arthur Lee

September 5, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Title The Paris Agreement and the Role of CO2 Capture and Geological Storage

Following on the COP21 Paris climate change negotiations which resulted successfully in the Paris Agreement in 2015, nations continue the hard work of negotiating the details of implementing the Agreement. Arthur Lee will describe the history and context leading up to the Paris Agreement and the issues being negotiated now. Further, CO2 capture and geological storage (CCS) is considered one of the key technologies in the low carbon emissions energy transition. Therefore, as a member of the SPE Technical Section on CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS), he will briefly introduce the SPE webinar he delivered in June on the policy and regulatory issues in transitioning CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) into the capture and long-term geological storage of CO2.

Speaker’s Bio:
Since 1998, Arthur has focused on energy and greenhouse gas emissions management, including the first corporate inventory protocol for emissions accounting, emissions analytical and carbon price forecasting processes for major capital projects, strategy planning and technology deployment. In 2008, Arthur was presented with a certificate from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for “contributing to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 to the IPCC.” He was appointed Chevron Fellow by the Chairman and CEO of Chevron Corporation in 2008 in recognition of his expertise and sustained contributions to Chevron Corporation and industry. Arthur continues to participate as an industry expert in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), wrote sections of the Special Report on Renewable Energy (2011) and provided reviews of the Fifth Assessment Report (2014). He served as the review editor of the IPCC’s Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (2005). Arthur was a member of the U.S. Government federal advisory committee responsible for developing the Third National Climate Assessment, which was published in 2014. Arthur received a letter of recognition from President Barack Obama on 15 July 2014 for this service. Arthur has a BS degree from Cal Tech and an MS degree from MIT, all in Chemical Engineering.

Note: Please RSVP by Thursday August 31, 2017 to Dr. Robin Hui Robin.Hui@chevron.com so that a visitor badge and a lunch bag can be reserved for you.


September 5, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Chevron SPE Meeting Location1
6001 Bollinger Canyon Road, Room A1300
San Ramon, CA United States
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