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CO2CRC welcomes ExxonMobil as its newest member
CO2CRC welcomes ExxonMobil as its newest member 02-Dec-2019

CO2CRC is pleased to welcome Esso Australia Pty Ltd as its newest member company.  Esso Australia is a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Australia Pty Ltd and ExxonMobil Corporation based in Houston. “ExxonMobil is an industry leader in developing and utilising technological solutions to reduce greenho..

Carbon capture and storage event unites researchers, industry leaders from around the globe
Carbon capture and storage event unites researchers, industry leaders from around the globe 22-Nov-2019

From 19-20 November 2019 CO2CRC brought together more than 130 delegates for a two-day symposium on the greenhouse gas mitigation technology, carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). Top national and international scientists and researchers along with industry leaders, professionals, technol..

Enhanced oil recovery suited to earning carbon credits
Enhanced oil recovery suited to earning carbon credits 21-Oct-2019

The following is an excerpt from an article by Murray Griffin printed in Footprint News on Friday 18 October 2019.  Enhanced oil recovery suited to earning carbon credits, says CO2CRC Injecting CO2 into oil fields to boost production is a legitimate form of sequestration and should be re..

Drilling complete as part of research to develop low cost, low impact CO2 monitoring
Drilling complete as part of research to develop low cost, low impact CO2 monitoring 17-Oct-2019

A 59-day drilling program has been successfully completed at CO2CRC’s Otway National CCS Research Centre, located at Nirranda South in south-west Victoria. On 18 September the last of four new 1600-metre-deep monitoring wells was drilled and cased with each well equipped with the latest technolog..

Otway Stage 3 Project a 24-hour operation
Otway Stage 3 Project a 24-hour operation 29-Aug-2019

Many people are surprised to learn that the drilling currently taking place at our Otway National Research Facility happens 24-hours, seven days a week. One 15 person crew works 12 noon – 12 midnight. Another crew takes over for the 12 midnight – 12 noon shift. The crew sleep in on site cab..

Kids Tim Tam slam in the name of science
Kids Tim Tam slam in the name of science 15-Aug-2019

CO2CRC attracted lots of attention at a Science Week event held at Gippsland Tech School, Morwell on 14 August 2019. The kids loved using a Tim Tam to learn how CO2 travels through porous rock (and eating the Tim Tam afterwards!)..

First edition of monthly newsletter, CO2CRC Insights, out now
First edition of monthly newsletter, CO2CRC Insights, out now 12-Aug-2019

Check out the first issue of CO2CRC Insights here. This monthly newsletter will keep you updated on CCS in the news, developments in technology and explain an aspect of CCS each month...

CO2CRC appoints Distinguished Scientists
CO2CRC appoints Distinguished Scientists 25-Jul-2019

CO2CRC today announced the appointment of Professors Peter Cook, Kelly Thambimuthu and John Kaldi as Distinguished Scientists at CO2CRC. “We are delighted to formalise appointments with Professors Cook, Thambimuthu and Kaldi. All three have made outstanding contributions to the field of carbon ..

Latest updates on the drilling for CO2CRC’s biggest project to date 22-Jul-2019

Tuesday 1 October 2019 We’ve reached another milestone with the final perforating run successfully completed in the monitoring well, CRC-6. This means we’ve now perforated all five stage 3 wells and avoided any damage to our primary seismic detection cable.  This gives us the best possible o..