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Upstream PS and CO2CRC will be sharing insights from the innovative Otway Project, Australia’s first demonstration of carbon capture and storage, during the 2017 APPEA Conference in Perth, 14-17 May. 

We are pleased to announce Upstream PS is also a proud Sponsor of the conference.

In their presentation, “10 Years of successful CO2 storage and operations”, Aaron De Fina, (Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies) and Marc Chable (Upstream PS) discuss the unique and dynamic style of concurrent projects undertaken across the lifecycle of the project to demonstrate that carbon capture and storage is a technically and environmentally safe way to make deep cuts into global greenhouse gas emissions.

“We are currently designing a fifth well, commissioning a carbon capture package to provide valuable research data on emerging membrane and absorption technologies, maintaining and monitoring the overall non-operational site and planning for a well abandonment,” said Aaron.

“This sphere of project activity across the whole life cycle requires a robust and holistic focus on management of risk, planning, implementation of right sized solutions and strong stakeholder communications”, said Marc, “whilst still following lean practices for a safe yet cost-effective operation for this world leading research project”.

10 years of successful CO2 storage operations

Presenters: Aaron De Fina, (Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies) and Marc Chable (Upstream PS)


APPEA Conference, Tuesday 16 May: Concurrent Session 15, 2 pm - 3.15 pm


Aaron De Fina joined CO2CRC in 2016 as the Health, Safety, Environment and Compliance Manager.  Prior to joining CO2CRC, Aaron gained 20 years’ experience in operational and management positions in oil and gas (upstream and downstream), energy, heavy industry and environmental and safety consulting to all sectors, as well as a management position within the Victorian Earth Resources Regulator.  

Marc brings 20 years of oilfields experience in Australia, UK, India, Russia and Malaysia.  His areas of expertise include oil and gas (onshore and offshore) engineering, operations management, project development and delivery. He leads Upstream PS’ Operations and Maintenance capability stream and is Regional Manager for Victoria.


About Upstream Production Solutions

Upstream PS is a wholly owned subsidiary of GR Engineering (ASX:GNG) with an extensive track record in the provision of operations and maintenance, wellsites, engineering and production assurance services.  The Upstream PS team has served the oil and gas industry for more than 20 years, with a strong reputation for providing safe, innovative and sustainable solutions to production challenges.

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