MENA Region CCS Forum

18th January 2023

Location(s): Abu Dhabi

On Wednesday, 18 January 2023, the Institute will be co-hosting the MENA Region CCS forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE

This meeting will be an in-person event and will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) from 10:00 to 17:00 GST.

Topics to be addressed during the meeting would include regional and international updates, discussions on the hard-to-abate industries and CCUS business models.

More details about the MENA Region CCS Forum

The Global CCS Institute, Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS Initiative, Clean Air Task Force and King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center will co-host a CCUS event in the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday 18 January 2023. CCUS is a key lever for industrial decarbonisation globally, and in the Gulf Region. The event offers insights into leading countries’ CCUS policy programmes and leading companies’ CCUS project experience. The event also provides a platform for discussion and dialogue on how to accelerate CCUS in various industries and how governments in the region and globally can provide policy frameworks conducive for investment.

Date & Location

Wednesday, 18 January 2023 
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Capital Suite 13


Attending the event is free of charge – but registration is required. Please register via email to Ms. Iman Alshaghnoubi of GCCSI:


10:00 – 10:30   Coffee and Registration

10:30 – 10:45   Welcome Remarks by Jarad Daniels, CEO of Global CCS Institute

10:45 – 11:30    Keynote session

  • UAE CCUS strategy – N.N., Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure
  • CO2 capture and storage in Saudi Arabia — Faisal Almusa, Director General, Ministry of Energy
  • CCUS developments in the United States – Brad Crabtree, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, US Department of Energy

11:30 – 13:00    Session 1: “CCUS to decarbonise heavy industry sectors”

  • Panel discussion with representative from industry
    • Fadhl Zayed Fadhl Ahmed, Emirates Steel
    • Tidjani Niass, Saudi Aramco
    • Hernan Silva, ADNOC
    • Ahmed Sabry, Global Asset Consulting, SLB
    • Steve Kelly, 1PointFive
    • Moderator: Juho Lipponen, CEM CCUS Initiative
  • Open discussion with all attendees

13:00 – 14:00    Lunch

14:00 – 15:30    Session 2: “Building on recent national CCUS policy developments”

  • Roundtable discussion with representatives from government and industry on current and future policy mechanisms and business model options
    • Øivind Johansen, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Norway
    • Dipak Sakaria, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, UAE
    • Allan Baker, Société Générale
    • Wolfgang Heidug, KAPSARC
    • Robin Mills, Qamar Energy
    • Moderator: Mohammad Abu Zahra, Global CCS Institute
  • Open discussion with all attendees

15:30 – 16:30    Wrap-up session: implications and ways forward for the MENA region

  • Key takeaways for all four co-host organisations
  • Actions and collaboration opportunities for industry and governments

16:30 – 17:00    Networking space and coffee


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