UPDATED Carbon Capture Conversations: Featured Speakers

This event was originally scheduled for Dec., but has been rescheduled to Jan 11.

We are really looking forward to our upcoming event Carbon Capture Conversations. In anticipation of your questions and to whet your appetite, we are sharing a little more about the speakers who will be sharing their expertise on all things CCUS.

Deets: January 11, Tequila 61 in DT Anchorage, 5:30 PM (free, but you must register; space limited)

Our speakers:

Esther Temple, ASRC Energy Services, LLC (AES)

Esther Tempel is the Proposals Coordinator for ASRC Energy Services, LLC (AES) and supports all subsidiaries in responding to requests for proposals and other bid development projects. She is leading AES’s efforts exploring Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding opportunities related to carbon and other greenhouse gas management in support of clients’ carbon reduction initiatives. Previously, she worked in the Alaska State Legislature, served as the legislative liaison for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, and supported the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation’s commercial team. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons swimming, going to parks/exploring the outdoors, and hanging out with friends.

Frank Paskavan, UAF Affiliate Professor researching Alaska CCUS with IRT and PCOR

Frank Paskvan is a third-generation Alaskan who followed his father’s footsteps to the University of Alaska’s College of Engineering and Mines, where he received a degree in petroleum engineering.
Frank worked for ARCO and BP for 36 years as an engineer, mentor-coach, and manager in various locations including Alaska, Jakarta Indonesia, and Texas. He led research for Alaska’s viscous and heavy oil reservoirs, named BP’s low salinity waterflood process LoSal®, and led development planning for Prudhoe Bay.
Paskvan joined the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2021 to lead research and development for commercial carbon capture, use, and geologic storage (CCUS). Frank leads a statewide workgroup on CCUS, which shares knowledge and supports development of a new legal and regulatory framework for CCUS in the State.

Rachel Bylsma, AOGA

Rachel Bylsma is a born and raised Alaskan. Before joining AOGA in the summer of 2021, Rachel worked for US Senator Dan Sullivan as his Director of Constituent Services and as a Senior Policy Advisor for Governor Parnell. Rachel has her bachelor’s degree in history and international relations, and a master’s degree in public policy.

Justin Freeman, Vice President, CCUS and Hydrogen

Justin’s diverse background includes successful CCUS program management, hydrogen studies, strategy for a multi-national corporation, managing international giga projects, and leading business units through process transformation. His skill set includes a deep understanding of the oil and gas industry and application of various CCUS and hydrogen solutions to cost effectively decarbonize market sectors. His experience extends to facility design, sour gas processing, hydrogen production, geology, drilling & completions, and pipeline infrastructure. Justin has successfully developed organic programs and led cross functional teams to deliver a wide range of objectives that varied from cost reduction through execution studies, scope deletion, contract renegotiation, and serving as principal investigator on a DOE/NETL transformational capture technology pilot trial. Throughout those programs, he used his extensive experience in financial modeling and economic analysis incorporating operation science to develop robust programs with high return outcomes.

We hope to see you there! Questions? info@velocityak.com


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