Joint with AIEN Workshop: Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage in the APAC Energy Industry

When:  Jan 25, 2024 from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM (SGT)
Associated with  Singapore Section

The Singapore SPE section is collaborating with the AIEN to bring you an outstanding event at members rate. If you are SPE member but not AIEN member, you can still register with member's rate. 

Below are the details of the event:

One-day conference on “Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage in the APAC Energy Industry”. The conference will focus on CCS/CCUS issues that are relevant for the energy industry in the Asia Pacific region. The focus will be on global sustainability issues such as: 

  • Introduction to the basic technical, transportation, commercial, and legal concepts associated with CCS/CCUS.
  • An understanding of the minimum standards required to facilitate CCS/CCUS and the tools to evaluate existing legislative and regulatory frameworks to improve these regimes.
  • An understanding of how the industry is considering CCS/CCUS projects in selected APAC countries in the absence of comprehensive regulatory frameworks, including the development of contractual models to mitigate risks.
  • A discussion on market creation and current financing mechanisms to support CCS/CCUS in Asia.

This conference will include a diverse group of highly experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the energy industry. Our speakers and panelists will address topics such as the role of CCS/CCUS as a low-carbon solution, legal risks associated with inadequate regulatory structures, opportunities in APAC, the current regulatory frameworks in Asia Pacific, and more.  

Conference Co-chairs
Michael Arruda, King & Spalding LLP
Egon van der Hoeven, ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions

Continuing Education Credits
AIEN is an accredited sponsor approved by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE. The number of MCLE credit hours awarded for this event are still being determined.

Registration Fees

Your conference registration includes digital materials, breaks, a lunch and a Networking Reception. Your registration does not include hotel and travel accommodations. All fees are in USD.

Member Rates

AIEN/SPE Active Member: $300
Government/National Company Member: $300

Non-Member Rates

Non-AIEN and Non-SPE member: $375

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This one-day forum will:

·       Introduce basic technical, commercial, and legal concepts associated with CCS/CCUS

·       Describe minimum standards required to facilitate CCS/CCUS and the tools to evaluate existing legislative and regulatory frameworks to improve these regimes

·       Discuss market creation and financing mechanisms available to support CCS/CCUS in Asia

·       Discuss how the industry is considering CCS/CCUS projects in selected APAC countries in the absence of robust regulatory frameworks, including the development of contractual models to mitigate risk

Sessions / Panels / Speakers

1.                   Welcome Remarks (9:00 am – 9:15 am) Michael Arruda, AIEN Asia Regional Director, King & Spalding LLP (Tokyo)

2.                   Keynote:  Role of CCS/CCUS as a Low Carbon Solution and Opportunity in APAC (9:15 am - 9:45 am)

Abstract:  Countries and companies are setting aggressive net-zero targets, while hydrocarbon energy forms are still required to meet the world's energy demands.  Carbon capture, utilization, and storage, at scale, will be among the tools necessary to reach these targets.  The keynote speaker will set the stage for how CCS/CCUS’s potential can provide large scale solutions for hard-to-decarbonize sectors of the economy with a focus on its role in Asia Pacific.

3.                   The Value Chain of Carbon – Capturing, Transporting and Storing CO2 (9:45 am – 11:00 am)

Abstract:  CCS technology has been deployed for nearly half a century.  Employing this solution at scale and across borders requires new policies to establish a value chain between emitters, transporters, and storage providers.  This panel will provide an overview of the technical aspects of CCS/CCUS; market creation and financing, including Inflation Reduction Act and Joint Carbon Market (Japan); and liability considerations for CCS/CCUS projects.

a.       Overview / Moderator:  Mark Tandy, Senior Business Developer, EP/NB-CN/CCS, TotalEnergies (Paris)

b.      Technical

                                                                     i.            Capture / Hubs

Joseph Stroffolino, Solution Development Manager, Energy Transition APAC, Air Liquide (Singapore)

                                                                   ii.            Transportation – Shipping, Pipelines, Terminals

Yuji Aibara, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (Tokyo)

                                                                 iii.            Storage / MMV

Prabhat Agrawal, Senior Advisor, Gaffney Cline (Singapore)

c.       Risk Management

Baker Botts – Michael Harrison, Partner (Singapore) \

d.      Market Creation and Financing

Standard Chartered – Kamal Khullar, Managing Director, Energy and Resources – Asia Pacific and Middle East (Singapore)

Networking Break (11:00 am – 11:15 am)

4.                   Current Regulatory Frameworks in Asia Pacific (11:15 am – 12:30 pm)

Abstract:  Enabling large scale CCS/CCUS projects requires regional cooperation and corresponding national policies to encourage investment, development, and safe operations.  Comprehensive legislation or regulations have yet to be put in place to do so.  While countries' policies are in varying stages of development, long-term investors require certain minimum legislative and regulatory standards to underpin investments decisions.  This panel will cover the current legal and regulatory frameworks in certain Asia Pacific countries and discuss minimum standards necessary to encourage investment and realize development of CCS/CCUS value chain.

Speakers/moderators under consideration

a.       Singapore:  Kelvin Wong, Partner, Allen & Gledhill (Singapore)

b.      Indonesia:  Belladonna Maulianda, Special Advisor Coordinating Ministry Maritime Affairs and Investment, Executive Director of Indonesia CCS Center (Jakarta)

c.       Malaysia: Emry Hisham Yusoff, Head of Carbon Management Division, Petronas (Kuala Lumpur) 

d.      Australia: Jocelyn Taylor, Manager, CCUS & H2 Collaborations, Department of Climate Change, Energy the Environment and Water (Canberra)

Moderator:  TK & Partners, Ed Lock, Managing Director (Bangkok) (Co-Author, “Unlocking Asia–Pacific’s Vast Carbon-Capture Potential”, McKinsey & Company (February 2023))

Lunch Break: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

5.                   Legal Risks Associated with Inadequate Regulatory Structures (2:00 pm – 3:15 pm)

Abstract:  Incomplete regulations and inconsistent frameworks across the Asia Pacific region require interim solutions to bridge the gaps.  This panel will discuss legal challenges associated with gaps in the regulatory frameworks, cross-border considerations, and brainstorm possible solutions. 

a.       King & Spalding Zoe Bromage, Partner (Singapore)

b.       Shearman & Sterling – Angie Bible, Counsel (Singapore)

c.       Squire, Patton, Boggs – Natalie Lonergan, Partner (Sydney)

Moderator:  Professor Tina Soliman Hunter, Macquarie University (Sydney) (co-author, Implications of ‘Net-Zero Emissions by 2050’ for the Hydrocarbon Industry:  A Case Study of Selected Mature Petroleum Jurisdictions, JWELB)

Networking Break: (3:15 pm – 3:30 pm)

6.                   Commercializing Carbon (3:30 pm – 4:45 pm)

Abstract:  There are minimum commercial and regulatory standards required to regulate the capture and storage of carbon and to provide the potential for entering into commercial arrangements for its utilization.  This panel will discuss those minimum standards and current efforts underway in Asia Pacific and elsewhere – including the development of model contractual arrangements -- to ensure that the benefits of CCS/CCUS can be realized to assist countries and companies realize their net zero ambitions.

a.                   Petronas – Emry Hisham Yusoff, Head of Carbon Management Division – Kasawari (Kuala Lumpur)

b.                   ExxonMobil – Christina Konvicka, Global Policy Coordinator – Indonesia CCS Hubs (Houston) 

c.                   Chevron – Vitaly Osokin, Business Development Manager New Energies, Asia Pacific (Singapore)

d.                   Santos – Nick Pembshaw, Vice President, Infrastructure (Adelaide)

Moderator: Phil Solomon, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group (Singapore)

7.                   Closing Remarks (4:45 pm – 5:00 pm)

8.                   Networking and Cocktail Reception (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm)


Park Royal Collection Marina Bay Hotel
6 Raffes Boulevard, Singapore 039594
Singapore, 039594
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