PODCAST – Talking Transition

This podcast series takes a look at how OGCI works and what the energy transition really means. What are the hard questions? What are the messy issues? And what are the challenges and opportunities that transition brings?
  • Episode 9
  • June 3, 2021
  • 27 min 41 sec

Mapping CO2 storage

Geological storage is critical to the acceleration of industrial decarbonization, hydrogen and carbon dioxide removal – but is there room for all the CO2, is it in the right places and is it ready for commercial use?
Susan Kish speaks to Sylvain Thibeau who leads OGCI’s storage working group and has just published the 2021 update of the CO2 Storage Resource Catalogue.

Guest: Sylvain Thibeau, CO2 storage expert at Total Energies, head of OGCI’s storage working group.

  • Episode 8
  • May 11, 2021
  • 34 min 48 sec

Carbon capture at the inflection point

Capturing and storing carbon dioxide from both industrial sources and from the atmosphere are crucial parts of the decarbonization toolkit. Neither is on track – but the momentum is growing fast as companies and governments work on how they can reach net zero by 2050.

Susan Kish spoke to Professor Sally Benson, the Precourt Family Professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University, about the potential for scaling up carbon capture and the realities of storing CO2 safely and permanently.

Guest: Sally Benson, the Precourt Family Professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University

  • Episode 7
  • April 27, 2021
  • 24 min 09 sec

Putting a spotlight on flaring

OGCI is working with the Payne Institute for Public Policy and the World Bank to help them monitor global methane flaring more accurately and to support the public accessibility of satellite data on flaring. Susan Kish speaks to Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute, about why data transparency is crucial to stopping flaring and why he is working with OGCI to make the data more accessible.

Guest: Morgan Bazilian, Director of the Payne Institute

  • Episode 6
  • April 13, 2021
  • 24 min 13 sec

CCUS and the decarbonization opportunity in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has begun to see the energy transition as a real opportunity for the country to modernize and diversify its economy. Susan Kish spoke to Tidjani Niass about the role carbon capture and storage plays in that paradigm shift.

Guest: Tidjani Niass, CCUS Lead at Technology, Strategy & Planning, Saudi Aramco

  • Episode 5
  • March 17, 2021
  • 25 min 36 sec

How CCUS hubs accelerate decarbonization

OGCI’s KickStarter initiative aims to accelerate the emergence of low carbon industrial hubs that leverage carbon capture, use and storage to mitigate emissions. Last week saw the official launch of the world’s most advanced hub, Northern Lights.

Guest: Martijn Smit, Business Development Manager, Northern Lights

  • Episode 4
  • March 8, 2021
  • 24 min 40 sec

Why OGCI is supporting natural climate solutions

OGCI has started exploring the role it can play in catalyzing natural climate solutions responsibly and on a scale that will create tangible tools to tackle climate change and bring meaningful co-benefits. We talk to Viviana Coelho who leads OGCI’s work in this area.

  • Episode 3
  • February 25, 2021
  • 27 min 40 sec

Taking a position on climate policies

OGCI has published for the first time a series of position papers, focusing on policy mechanisms and regulations to support methane emissions reduction, CCUS and NCS.

  • Episode 2
  • February 9, 2021
  • 28 min 36 sec

What is methane science telling us?

OGCI has been working with the UN’s Climate and Clean Air Coalition to get scientifically robust data on methane emissions from different types of oil and gas facilities around the world. We talk to Steven Hamburg, Chief Scientific Officer of the CCAC International Methane Studies, to find out what they have learnt.

  • Episode 1
  • January 26, 2021
  • 32 min 4 sec

Engaging for impact

Radical collaboration among a wide range of organizations is crucial to achieving net zero. Julien Perez, Strategy Director for OGCI, talks about OGCI’s joint projects with NGOs, industrial partners and academics covering everything from tracking flaring with satellites, to capturing CO2 on deep-sea tankers.