Speakers

Expand/Collapse

Ayrat Gizzatov
Research Scientist
Aramco Research Center

Dr. Ayrat Gizzatov is a Research Scientist, Reservoir Engineering Technology, at the Aramco Research Center – Boston. Since joining in 2015, he has been involved in developing chemicals and technologies for applications in oil reservoirs. Gizzatov is co-developing and evaluating the integration of microfluidics screening technologies to facilitate and reduce costs associated with the development of oil field chemicals. Aramco’s research center in Boston, one of three U.S.-based R&D centers, is part of the company’s global research network. U.S. centers work in close alignment with EXPEC ARC and R&DC in Dhahran to deliver solutions that meet future energy needs in a sustainable way. Gizzatov was recognized by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) with its prestigious George C. Matson Memorial Award, recognizing best technical presentations, during its Annual Convention and Exhibition in 2019. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and serves as a Board Chairperson for SPE’s New York and New England Section. He has authored and coauthored 10 high-impact peer-reviewed publications, three patent filings, and delivered more than thirty conference presentations. He was honored as one of four finalists for the 2019 Young Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) Technical Professional of the Year Award; received a prestigious SPE Regional Young Member Outstanding Service Award for contributions to the public and profession; awarded a BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) Translational Prize from Rice University for collaborative work with researchers from the Texas Medical Center Institution leading to a new clinical therapeutic agent; received a S.C. Hofmann Fellowship from Rice University for outstanding early achievements toward his Ph.D.; and a Fellowship from Oxford University to conduct summer research.

Day Two

Thursday, June 11 2020

10:30 am | Case Study: Microfluidics Technologies to Aid Development of Formulations for Efficient Utilization and Sequestration of CO2

Fersheed Mody
Manager, Global Technology
Apache

A seasoned professional with 35+ years of diversified research, applied technology and project management experience in the areas of drilling and production with technology organizations of an independent oil company (Apache Corporation), a major international oil company (Shell International E & P) and a major integrated service company (Halliburton).

Day One

Wednesday, June 10 2020

4:30 pm | Panel: Building a Successful CCS Strategy from Policy to Pilot

2:10 pm | Afternoon Keynote: Natural Gas Conversion Technologies for Co- Production of Hydrogen and Value-Added Solid Carbon Products - A Techno-Economic Analysis

Charles McConnell
Executive Director, Carbon Management and Energy Sustainability
University of Houston

Global Executive with accountability for growth of multimillion-dollar existing business and new business units. Skilled in operations, sales, business, marketing, and domestic/global management, and managing senior-level technology teams. Experienced in both domestic and international markets and posted in Singapore for 6 Asia country companies, including China, India, Indonesia, Korea, and Malaysia. Worldwide recognition in development and advocacy of climate change and carbon policies, e.g., Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS), 45Q CCUS/ EOR policy, etc.

Day One

Wednesday, June 10 2020

12:00 pm | Looking Forward: Understanding the Policy Landscape

Randy Cortright
Strategic Lead for Electrons & Molecules
National Renewable Energy Lab

Senior Research Advisor within the Bioenergy Science & Technology (BEST) Directorate at The National Renewable Energy Laboratory providing technical support on catalytic programs, technical support on a new program called Electrons to Molecules that is investigating storing low cost renewable electrons in chemical bonds, business development support for all the programs within BEST, support to the technical transfer office, as well as mentoring researchers and engineers within BEST.

Day One

Wednesday, June 10 2020

4:00 pm | Utilization of CO2 using Renewable Electricity

Gianluca Di Federico
Strategic DTI, Energy Transition & Carbon Capture
Baker Hughes

Gianluca has been engaged with CCSU since 2010, pursuing the business development and commercialization of both first and second generation carbon capture technologies, including both post-combustion and oxy-combustion technologies. Gianluca´s current focus is on the identification and deployment of holistic carbon management solutions, spanning from capture to utilization of carbon dioxide.

Day One

Wednesday, June 10 2020

11:20 am | Use Case: Building Plant Specific Solutions within CCS

Amishi Kumar
Utilization R&D Manager
Department of Energy

Amishi Kumar is the Carbon Utilization R&D Program Manager in the Office of Clean Coal and Carbon Management at the U.S. Department of Energy- Fossil Energy. The Carbon Utilization program works to develop commercially viable technologies to recycle waste CO2 emissions into value-added products ranging from cementitious building materials to fuels and chemical using various conversion pathways such as catalytic systems. Previously, Amishi was a Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellow in the fossil energy office where she gained experience in the carbon capture, utilization, and storage industry as well as a broader understanding of technical, economic and policy-based changes occurring within the energy industry.

Day One

Wednesday, June 10 2020

4:30 pm | Panel: Building a Successful CCS Strategy from Policy to Pilot

Day Two

Thursday, June 11 2020

2:45 pm | Afternoon Keynote: Department of Energy’s Carbon Capture and Utilization R&D Portfolio and Applications to Industrial SectorsFuture Globally

Deepika Nagabhushan
Program Director, Decarbonized Fossil Energy
Clean Air Task Force

Deepika leads the development of CATF's policy strategies aimed at making carbon capture & storage (CCS) technologies globally available, by mid-century. Key responsibilities: evaluating global business models that will lead to a zero-carbon world, policy analysis & modeling, stakeholder engagement & communication content development. She is responsible for fundraising operations and organizing the team's efforts around our strategy.

Day One

Wednesday, June 10 2020

9:10 am | Opening Keynote: Ensuring Carbon Capture is Commercially Viable

Murchana Pathak
Engine Electrical Systems Validation Engineer
Michigan Technological University

Murchana Pathak is an Embedded Test & Validation Engineer at Caterpillar through Volt in Mossville, IL. She received her master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 2018. Her research interests are centered around IC engines and aftertreatment performance development, 1D engine transient simulation, engine software integration and computational fluid dynamics. During her master’s, she undertook a graduate internship at Aramco Research Center, Novi where she designed and developed a CO2 capture system for a heavy-duty engine application and sized it to reduce up to 60% tailpipe CO2 emissions at different operating conditions.

Day Two

Thursday, June 11 2020

3:25 pm | Use Case: Investigation on the potential of a CO2 Capture System, downstream of the aftertreatment system for a heavy-duty engine application

Emeka Richard Ochu
Energy Research Associate, Carbon Capture & Storage Finance
Columbia University

Emeka Richard Ochu is an Energy Policy Research Economist with Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy supporting CGEP's Carbon Management Research Initiative. His research focuses on financial and policy analyses for application of carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) to power and industrial facilities. His current work on policy design for clean energy finance is groundbreaking and extremely important to policy makers at the federal, state, and local levels and to potential investors who do not know how to assess or navigate clean energy opportunities globally. Prior to joining CGEP, Emeka was an Energy Research Economist at the Central Bank of Nigeria, where he published research works on the electricity and gas subsector of the economy; and served in various national energy projects. His research and economic reports have helped in government policy making in the energy and real sector of the Nigerian economy. Previously, he worked in Consulting and Banking as an Energy Finance and Investment Lead, analyzing energy investment opportunities and providing finance for viable renewable energy projects in energy poor communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Day One

Wednesday, June 10 2020

9:50 am | Igniting Investment & Deployment: Policy Design for CCUS Financing in the U.S. Power Sector

Nitish Mittal
Senior Research Engineer
ExxonMobil

Nitish Mittal is a Senior Research Engineer in Americas Chemicals Research at ExxonMobil Chemical Company. His research interests include process development and scale-up, and are centered around reaction engineering and separation processes. Nitish holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Minnesota, and Bachelor’s and Master’s in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, India. He has coauthored 7 high-impact peer-reviewed publications spanning applications across gas, chemicals, and biofuel.

Day One

Wednesday, June 10 2020

2:50 pm | Carbon Efficiency of Olefin Production from Natural Gas

Nigel Jenvey
Global Head of Carbon Management
Gaffney-Cline

Nigel leads GCA's Carbon Management practice, helping clients understand the wide variety of options available that will ensure continued business success through the energy transition. He has over 23 years of global oil and gas industry experience in technology, exploration, development and production operations with major oil and gas operating companies. Nigel is an industry leader and expert in Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS) having previously held roles such as the chair of the CO2 Capture Project, chair of the North American CCS Association, and program chair of the Society of Petroleum Engineers CCUS Technical Section.

Day Two

Thursday, June 11 2020

9:10 am | Opening A Deep Understanding to CCS Tools

Heather Nikollic
Program Manager, Carbon Capture
University of Kentucky

Heather Nikolic is a Research Program Manager at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research, where she has been involved with CO2 capture since 2011. Prior to this she gained industrial experience at Dow Corning Corporation and Texas Instruments. She earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and a M.S. in Materials Science from the University of Cincinnati. In addition to CO2 capture, her current research interests also include coal conversion and chemical looping.

Day Two

Thursday, June 11 2020

9:50 am | Case Study: UKy-CAER CO2 Capture Process: A Small Pilot Case Study

Chioma Enechuwku
CCUS Project lead
Cemtiva Factory

Chioma Enechukwu has a bachelor’s degree in Geology and a master’s degree in petroleum engineering. Chioma worked as a geologist for Arcadis, remediating superfund sites across the US Northeast. She later worked as a petroleum engineer in Upstream Chemicals for Baker Hughes. Chioma Enechukwu is currently the CCUS project lead at Cemvita Factory. She is a multidisciplinary scientist working on solutions for climate change through carbon utilization.

Day Two

Thursday, June 11 2020

2:05 pm | Afternoon Keynote: Cleaning up Mine Sites with Carbon-Negative Bioremediation

Tryuon Nguyen
Head of Molecular Biology
Cemtiva Factory

Dr. Truong Nguyen is the Head of Molecular Biology at Cemvita Factory. Truong is a multidisciplinary scientist with a strong interest in the intersection of research development and technological commercialization. Before joining Cemvita Factory, he led the Engineering team at Base Pair Biotechnologies. His team focused on developing commercial applications using aptamer, short and target-specific DNA molecules. Some of their achievements included early-stage diagnostic devices for opioid detection and agricultural management. Their work led to successful IP applications and three SBIR grants.

Day Two

Thursday, June 11 2020

2:05 pm | Afternoon Keynote: Cleaning up Mine Sites with Carbon-Negative Bioremediation

Randall Andress
Carbon Emissions Reporting & Environmental Specialist
Baker Hughes

Day Two

Thursday, June 11 2020

12:00 pm | Case Study: CCS in the O&G Industry with Baker Hughes

Timothy Fout
Chemical Engineer
U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory’s

Day Two

Thursday, June 11 2020

11:30 am | U.S. DOE/NETL Systems Studies & Capture Program Related to Industrial Sources of CO2

Barbara De Marigny
Partner
Baker Botts

Barbara focuses her practice on tax structuring for transactions, with a particular emphasis on federal income tax issues arising in partnership, joint venture and alternative investment structures, including the use of partnership structures for strategic acquisitions by corporate groups, in IPOs, securities offerings and for tax equity financing. Her practice has an energy industry concentration, including transactions involving Fortune 50 corporations, master limited partnerships (MLPs), private equity investors, portfolio companies and funds in all aspects of the energy industry, upstream, midstream, and downstream, oil field services, petrochemicals as well as alternative energy, wind, solar and biomass enterprises, advising on the intersection between tax and FERC rules and advising on the section 45Q federal tax credit for carbon capture and sequestration ("CCUS"). She is a member of the Baker Botts Oil and Gas M&A Team.

Day One

Wednesday, June 10 2020

12:40 pm | Maximizing the Potential of 45Q Tax Credit

Samuel Lethier
R&T CCUS Manager North America
Total

Samuel Lethier recently moved from France to Houston to build a CCUS R&D team for North America activities. He has over 20 year-experience in energy related research and development activities. The past 3 years he was leading the anthropogenic CO2 capture project in Total’s RD CCUS program and was in charge of the surface facilities of the Lacq CCS pilot plant which was in operation from 2010 to 2012. Samuel has gained both R&D and operational experience in CCUS and is now concentrating on bridging the gap between development and full scale CCUS industrial deployment. He graduated in Energy & Propulsion from a French engineering school.  

Day Two

Thursday, June 11 2020

12:30 pm | Case Study: Total’s CCUS activities, from Research to Industrial deployment

Lynn Brickett
Carbon Capture Program Manager
Department of Energy

Lynn Brickett is the Carbon Capture Program Manager in the Office of Fossil Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. Her career has focused on environmental issues associated with fossil-fired power plants including: by-products, water, nitrogen oxides, mercury and carbon dioxide. Ms. Brickett has recently joined the Office of Fossil Energy and was previously at NETL for 18 years, working as the Carbon Capture Technology Manager, Director of the Capture Division, Project Manager, and a researcher studying the environmental impacts of coal by-products. Prior to NETL, she worked for the U.S. Bureau of Mines conducting research on bioleaching of copper ores, bio-oxidation of gold ores, and remediation of acid mine drainage. Ms. Brickett received her B.S. degree in Environmental Science and her M.S. degree in Environmental Science and Management.

Day Two

Thursday, June 11 2020

2:45 pm | Afternoon Keynote: Department of Energy’s Carbon Capture and Utilization R&D Portfolio and Applications to Industrial SectorsFuture Globally