Saline Storage Cost Modelling Workshop

The Saline Storage Cost modelling workshop aims to increase understanding between energy market modelers of i) the uncertainty of geologic storage properties in various basins in the US; ii) the state-of-the-art in approaches/models used to estimate storage costs; iii) the uncertainties in cost-predictions along with the factors driving the uncertainties; and iv) impacts from decisions on financial responsibility for Post-Injection Site Care (PISC) and long-term storage liability). The workshop will bring together a range of stakeholders including modelers, saline storage SMEs, project developers, storage industry representatives, regulators, and insurers to share knowledge about potential saline storage projects.


Jose Benitez, P.E. Esq.

Director of Carbon Management - Policy & Analysis
U.S. DOE - Office of Fossil Energy & Carbon Management

Dr. Rajesh Pawar

Senior Technical Advisor - Carbon Transport & Storage Team
U.S. DOE - Office of Fossil Energy & Carbon Management

Dr. Neeraj Gupta

Senior Research Leader, Energy Business

Fred Eames

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Harry Vidas

Vice President, Energy Markets

Dr. Susan Hovorka

Senior Research Scientist - Gulf Coast Carbon Center
UT Austin - Bureau of Economic Geology

Chiara Trabucchi

Industrial Economics

Jonathan Ogland-Hand

Director of Energy Systems Analysis
Carbon Solutions

Sean Brennan

Research Geologist
U.S. Geological Survey

Matt Frye

Chief, Resource Evaluation Division
U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Melissa Batum

Senior Geologist for Carbon Sequestration
U.S. DOI - Bureau of Ocean Energy Management