international acid gas injection symposium

7th International Acid Gas Injection Symposium, 22nd -25th May 2018 Calgary, Alberta, Canada




The world’s thirst for energy continues to increase especially now the world population went up to 7 billion. Producers of petroleum and natural gas must begin to look for poorer quality reservoirs, those containing high carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide or poor complex geology reservoirs, to fill the high energy demand. Producing these resources is dangerous and unfriendly to our environment because of the presence of toxic hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide. All these products need special process to become useful energy.

The big question arises as to what can be done with the by-products of these processes, hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide and other more. If it contains sufficient quantities of hydrogen sulfide, it can be converted to something more benefit such as elemental sulfur. However, as the production of sulfur increases, certainly the demand and the price will fall. Is there another option? Carbon dioxide has the same problems as hydrogen sulfite to our human and environment. What do we do with CO 2 ? Continue to release to the air? Therefore, all needs to fill those demands for energy have also put a strain on the earth’s environment. Whether or not you believe that man is changing the earth’s climate, it is very clear that the earth’s environment is changing.

Three technologies have emerged (or are emerging) that increase the energy supply and reduce the effect on the environment. These technologies are: Acid gas injection (AGI), Enhanced oil recovery by CO2 injection (CO2 EOR), and Carbon capture and storage (CCS). Each of these involves the injection of a stream rich in hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, or both. These mixtures are called acid gases; a name that arises because CO2 and H2S form weak acids when dissolved in water.

A symposium on acid gas injection was the brainchild of Sphere Technology Connection, a Calgary company specializing in transfer technology related to the petroleum industry throughout the world. AGIS will discuss all processes related to the injection of acid gases – AGI, CO2 EOR, rich gas injection EOR and CCS. All of these processes share common aspects and there are synergies that can be exploited from the more mature processes (EOR) to the emerging processes (CCS).

In attendance were more than 250 delegations from Canada, USA, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, England, Scotland, Russia, China, Australia Netherlands and shared their expertise and experiences related to all aspects AGI, CCS, and CO2 EOR since 2009. In total more than 200 papers were presented including six keynote addresses. We published five AGIS books with John Wiley & SP Scrivener publisher.

In 22nd to 25th, May 2018, it will be the 7th  international Acid Gas Injection Symposium (AGIS_VII). It will be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. AGIS_VII will be including a special keynote speaker, AGIS workshops.  For more detail, please check HERE.


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