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LIVE WEBINAR: CCS Potential in the South-West of Western Australia – The South West Hub Project

Tuesday, 6 September, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Australia/Perth time)

Free – $10.00

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Guest Speaker(s): Sandeep Sharma and Dominique Van Gent (Carbon Projects)

Sandeep Sharma

Sandeep Sharma holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering, a PGD in Business Management, a Masters Degree in Sustainability Management, and a PhD.

Sandeep has 41 years international experience in various senior technical, engineering/research, marketing and managerial capacities in the oil and gas industry. 32 of these have been with a large multinational diversified oil field services company (Schlumberger) where the roles have had country specific, regional and worldwide coverage. Sandeep has been involved with carbon capture and storage (CCS) for over fifteen years and was seconded to the CO2CRC for the development of Australia’s first storage project at Otway in Victoria. Sandeep is currently focused on supporting CCS projects as a critical element of the energy transformation in a net zero framework. Sandeep holds Adjunct Professorial roles at the University of Melbourne and Curtin University. Sandeep is a member of the Australian Mirror  Committee for the development of international CCS standards under TC-265.

Dominique Van Gent

Dominique Van Gent was educated in Perth and has a Masters in Literature and Communication and a Master of Business Administration. For the last forty years he has lived and worked in Bunbury, Western Australia.  Dominique worked in Regional Development assisting the resources industry on major projects; on the development of industrial areas; and on infrastructure issues. He played a key role in establishing local content strategies that maximised opportunities for regional firms on the construction of major projects.  He has a long-term interest in industrial development and is a former chair of the Small Business Centre in Bunbury. He has found that his MBA has developed his understanding of the economic, cultural and business drivers of industry.

As the Coordinator of Carbon Strategy with the Department of Mines and Petroleum in Western Australia, Dominique was responsible for the development and management South West Hub project which characterised the potential of on-shore CO2 storage area in the Shire of Harvey in the South West of Western Australia. The project conducted a 2D seismic survey, Australia’s most complex 3D seismic (over 115 square kilometres of rural and environmentally sensitive land) and drilled four wells between 1,450 metres and 2,945 metres in depth. Dominique brings many years of community engagement experience to the task of exploration and characterisation of an on-shore CCS field.


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This live webinar will take place at:

11am              – Perth
12.30pm       – Darwin, Adelaide
1pm                – Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney

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CCS Potential in the South-West of Western Australia – The South West Hub Project

Presented by Sandeep Sharma and Dominique Van Gent (Carbon Projects)


The SW Hub project area of interest  (AOI) is located in the Harvey Shire around 120 km south west of Perth. The project has been developed by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) using industry standard practices and a stage gated development strategy over 10 years.  Funding was through the Commonwealth Government Flagship Program and the State Government of WA. Research was supported by Australian National Low Emissions Coal Research & Development Ltd (ANLEC R&D). New 2D and 3D seismic has been acquired and 4 wells drilled to determine the viability of CO2 storage in the southern Perth Basin. Modelling results are encouraging and suggest that the AOI can safely support a minimum of 1-3 million tpa injection with fewer than 10 wells for 30 years.  Additional appraisal is recommended to address the defined uncertainties and a potential work programs for the same have been developed.


Tuesday, 6 September, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Australia/Perth time)
Free – $10.00
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