CO2CRC is Australia’s leading research organisation in Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS). CO2CRC are offering a full day an integrated techno-regulatory workshop that offers insights into the most efficient and cost-effective approach to planning and implementing the technical programs required to gain ultimate project sanction by the regulator
This course will be held face-to-face in Melbourne with more dates released throughout the duration of the year.
8.30am – 5.00pm (AEST)
Seats are limited to 30 to give the best experience to the attendees
Courses will be run every two (2) months
Next available date TBD
- Requirements of the Greenhouse Gas Acts and Regulations
- Technical and other expectations of the regulators
- New insights – a fully integrated techno-regulatory approach
- Eight (8) hours of visual and verbal learning, facilitated by an industry expert
- Digital copy of the presentation slides after the event
- Digital certificate of attendance for all attendees
- A post session survey to all attendees
- Morning and afternoon tea will be provided
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is the newcomer on the national and international regulatory block, especially compared to the long-established frameworks developed for the petroleum industry.
In Australia, only a handful of CCS projects have progressed through the entire regulatory journey and, as a result, are now injection-ready. Moreover, some of these projects, such as, the large scale Gorgon project, have been approved within what was a rigorous, but essentially bespoke (more project-specific), regulatory process.
As the national CCS regulatory framework matures, such as has already happened within the Commonwealth, as well as some State settings, project proponents will face a well-defined and objective-based suite of requirements. However, these regulatory requirements may not be exactly fit-for-purpose and they remain largely untested, either by the project proponents or the regulatory bodies themselves. The untested nature of the requirements of itself has the potential to introduce substantial delays and complexity in the roll-out of any project unless factored into the planning process.
CO2CRC and CO2Tech have recently significantly strengthened their internal regulatory capabilities and believe that an integrated techno-regulatory approach offers the most efficient and cost-effective approach to planning and implementing the technical programs required to gain ultimate project sanction by the regulator.
The requirements laid out in the Greenhouse Gas Acts and Regulations must form the basis – from literally the very beginning of a project’s planning – for the technical programs which are undertaken to gain ultimate project approval.
The technical and other expectations of the regulators themselves are also vitally important, especially during the next few years when the regulatory settings remain largely untested. Issues such as:
- the source of the CO2 (onshore versus offshore or hybrid),
- the planned rates of CO2 injection and the total amount of CO2 to be injected,
- the location of the injection sites,
- the nature of the titles within which an injection licence might be sort or originate (a petroleum production permit versus a greenhouse gas assessment permit for example).
can all trigger different parts of the GHG Act and Regulations and potentially result in a range of unintended consequences and project delays. Project proponents need to be forearmed and forewarned, so that any potential surprises are either eliminated, well anticipated or minimised.
CO2CRC and CO2Tech believe that its unique technical experience, when combined with its regulatory capability, can offer the industry genuinely new insights – a fully integrated techno-regulatory approach – which will not only result in substantial cost and time savings within projects, but also greatly assist in the successful roll-out of new CCS projects across Australia and internationally.
Attendees will gain knowledge on an integrated techno-regulatory approach and the invaluable insight on the most efficient and cost-effective approach to planning and implementing the technical programs required to gain ultimate project sanction by the regulator
CO2CRC Member: $995*
*Prices include GST
Please note, minimum numbers will be required to run all events.
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