SPE Thailand Monthly Technical Meeting - 20 June 2024
"The beginning of Thailand’s journey in CCS development"
June 20, 2024  ·  The Landmark hotel, Sukhumvit, Bangkok

Abstract:

The Paris Agreement’s goal is to keep the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and, in doing so, to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C. This has been incorporated into the critical energy-related UN Sustainable Development Goals, which seek in addition to widen access to clean, affordable energy. The Prime Minister also announced Thailand’s aim to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, and net zero greenhouse gas emissions by or before 2065 to urgently tackle the issue, as Thailand is one of the top ten countries in the world most affected by climate change. 

Energy transition is the movement that will change the way we generate and use all forms of energy. Moving from fossil fuels to absolute green energy would take time obviously. Energy transition technologies will be required for bridging the gap during this critical time. To meet climate goals, green energy uses will be maximized however fossil fuels remain inevitably. Thus, CCUS will be the technology that can be deployed at scale to support the decarbonization of multiple sectors: heat, transport, heavy industry and power generation. It also ensures efficient system integration in applications where it can use existing gas infrastructure for transport and storage.

The development of CCS technology by the government sector faces numerous challenges. These include addressing legal regulations, promoting private sector investment, establishing carbon market pricing mechanisms, advocating for policy changes on role of CCS, and enhancing environmental awareness. By developing comprehensively in all aspects simultaneously, we aim to advance towards sustainable energy transition. This presentation will demonstrate the initial phase of our setup, with many challenges still ahead in this journey.

Speaker bio:

Dr. Supalak Parn-anurak has been working with Department of Mineral Fuels (DMF) for more than 25 years and he is currently Deputy Director General. He graduated from Chiangmai University, Thailand with Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mining Engineering in 1995. He later obtained his Master’s in petroleum engineering from Colorado School of Mines, USA in 1999 and PhD in Petroleum Engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, USA back in 2003. During his 25 years working with DMF, he served as Director of Mineral Fuels Management Division, Director of Strategy and Planning Division and also Director of Petroleum Concession and Contract Management Division. He has experience in managing projects such as preparing criteria for the preparation to open applications for petroleum exploration and production rights for Bidding Round 24th in Gulf of Thailand, Amending law and regulation in Petroleum Act (1971), negotiating the benefits of extending petroleum production duration and developing the implementation of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects in Thailand. He is often giving public lectures at universities as well as.

Agenda
Thursday, June 20
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
5:45 PM - 6:15 PM
5:45 PM - 6:15 PM
6:15 PM - 6:20 PM
6:15 PM - 6:20 PM
6:20 PM - 7:20 PM
6:20 PM - 7:20 PM
7:20 PM - 7:30 PM
7:20 PM - 7:30 PM
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LOCATION
The Landmark hotel, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, 138 Sukhunvit Road, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110
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Location: The Landmark hotel, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, 138 Sukhunvit Road, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110