Managing Long-term Liability for Geologic Storage of CO2

Venue: IEA, Paris

Dates: 20 April 2015 - 21 April 2015

Organiser: IEA and the Global CCS Institute

Contact Email: sean.McCoy@iea.org

Background

In the past decade, much has been said about the nature and magnitude of liability for geologic storage of CO2. In response, a few governments enacted laws that assign and, in some cases, limit liability for geologic storage of CO2. Many others have not acted on the issue. The objective of this small workshop is to: review the latest findings on liability based on both research and actual project experience; re-evaluate the nature and magnitude of the problem and potential solutions; and, develop recommendations for governments that have yet to address liability for CO2 storage. Discussions will be motivated by presentations, many of which are based on recent studies performed for the IEA and GCCSI.

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Attendance at the meeting is by invitation only.

Agenda IEA-GCCSI Joint Liability Workshop
Legal Liability and Carbon Capture and Storage: A Comparative Perspective
- Executive Summary: Liability and Compensation for Damage Sites
Hotels

Day 1: Monday, 20 April

8:30

Registration

 

9:00

Opening Remarks

 

 

Welcome and opening remarks

IEA & GCCSI Representatives

 

Organization and introductions

Sean McCoy, IEA & Ian Havercroft, GCCSI

9:30

Part 1: Latest findings on risks of geologic storage and permitting experiences

 

 

Recent research findings and implications for the risks of storage

Stuart Haszeldine, University of Edinburgh

 

Experience in risk assessment for CO2 storage

Jørg Aarnes, DNV GL

10:30

Coffee

 

 

Communicating risks to stakeholders

Ragnar Löfstedt, Kings College London

 

US experience in permitting CO2 storage activities

Maryrose Bayer, US EPA

 

Discussion

 

12:30

Lunch

 

13:30

Part 2: An economics of law approach to liability

 

 

Economics of Law and the nature of risk

Michael Faure, Maastrich University

 

Discussion

 

 

Economic Efficiency and liability rules for geologic storage

Michael Faure, Maastrich University

 

Discussion

 

15:30

Coffee

 

 

Options for compensation & roles for government

Michael Faure, Maastrich University

 

Discussion

 

17:00

Day 1: Closing remarks

 

 

Points for further discussion and closing remarks

Sean McCoy, IEA & Ian Havercroft, GCCSI

19:30

Dinner

 
       

 

Day 2: Tuesday, 21 April

9:00

Day 2: Opening Remarks

 

 

A review of Day 1

Sean McCoy, IEA & Ian Havercroft, GCCSI

09:00

Part 3: Approaches and experiences to date with liability and geologic storage

 

 

A summary of case studies from around the world

Ian Havercroft, GCCSI & Richard Macrory, UCL

 

Alberta, Canada

Jason Toner, Alberta Energy

 

Discussion

 

10:30

Coffee

 

 

Australia

Victoria

Matthias Raab, CO2CRC

Victoria Mendes da Costa, CarbonNet

 

United States

Jordan Kislear, DOE

 

Discussion

 

12:30

Lunch

 

13:30

Part 4: Developing Recommendations

 

 

Discussion

Moderator: Richard Macrory, UCL & Ward Goldthorp, UCL

 

 

 

15:30

Closing Session: Trends, challenges and next steps

 
 

Next steps and closing remarks

Sean McCoy, IEA & Ian Havercroft, GCCSI