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PESA SA/NT Technical Luncheon, Thursday 31st October – Enabling a CCS industry through research at the CO2CRC National Otway Research Facility

Thursday, 31 October, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Guest Speaker(s): Matthias Rabb

Dr Matthias Rabb is an experienced manager with international credentials in successful, high profile and complex projects in industry and academia. He has 24 years of experience in commercial and R&D environments with major sector clients. At CO2CRC Ltd. Dr Raab manages large project portfolios with teams of up to 70 people and annual budgets of up to $20M. As COO Dr Raab has strategic and operational responsibility for CO2CRC’s research facilities, research programs and the delivery of major research and infrastructure projects. Dr Raab manages a group of Senior Program, Project and Operations Managers and provides leadership to CO2CRC’s strategic planning and implements new strategic initiatives. Dr Raab’s overall portfolio includes the $45M research program in Carbon Capture and Geological Carbon Storage, the CO2CRC Otway Field Facility, the Stage 3 Expansion of the Otway Project and the $51.6M infrastructure grant awarded to CO2CRC under the Education Investment Fund. In previous roles Dr Raab managed Australia’s largest 2D marine seismic survey in Bass Strait, led the Victorian CCS initiative exploring for industrial scale CO2 storage in the Gippsland Basin and was a Project Manager building and documenting the border between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Yemen.

PESA SA/NT October Technical Luncheon

Enabling a CCS industry through research at the CO2CRC National Otway Research Facility

When: Thursday 31st October, 12pm for 12:30

Where: Ayers House, 288 North Tce, Adelaide

Speakers: Matthias Rabb (CO2CRC)

The CO2CRC Otway Research Facility is Australia’s first demonstration of carbon capture and storage. The Otway Research Facility was established in 2007 to demonstrate scientific, technical, legal, regulatory and social aspects of successfully operating a CCS project. The facility is also globally unique as it has its own CO2 production well (Buttress-1) on site.

For more than a decade, experiments with strong national and international collaboration at the Otway Research Facility continue to provide strong value to an emerging global CCS industry, not only due to the activities taking place but also because of the specific scientific, social, political and regulatory environments at the time of execution.

The Otway facility has one of world’s most comprehensive characterisation, injection, monitoring and verification programs, and its successful projects outcomes have not only met and helped further guide CCS legislation within Australia, but also assisted underpinning the regulatory and business case for large commercial CCS projects in Australia and overseas.

In addition, the Otway Capture Facility is a hub for CO2 capture research for high pressure and high CO2 content natural gases. Tests are being conducted using adsorption and three different types of membrane-based gas separation technologies. These technologies have the potential to become available for natural gas processing on production platforms and floating production storage and offloading vessels.

Lunch will include a 2-course meal and drinks

Please note that bookings will close at 5pm on Monday 28th October

Sponsor: Beach, Santos, Department for Energy and Mining

Speaker: Matthias Rabb (CO2CRC)


Thursday, 31 October, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    Ayers House – Conservatory
    288 North Tce
    Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

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