Thursday, 6 October 2011, 6 p.m., Edinburgh
The Challenges to make CCS a Reality
Arne de Kock, UK CCS Project Director, Shell UK Limited
Royal Scots Club, 29 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE
This event occurred on: Thursday, 06 October 2011, 6 p.m.
Arne will describe Shell's efforts to make CCS a reality and identify the key challenges which are needed to be overcome.
Arne de Kock was born in the famous cheese city of Alkmaar, The Netherlands, some 47 years ago. He graduated in 1988 from the University of Technology, Delft, with a MSc in Petroleum Engineering, and joined Shell International E&P that same year. After assignments in Aberdeen, Warri, The Hague, New Orleans, London, Rio de Janeiro, and Mexico City, he is currently based again in Aberdeen, Scotland. Moved from an initial career in Petrophysical & Reservoir Engineering (1988-1997) to Gas Commercial (1998-2000), and from there to New Business Development & Joint Venture Governance in Gas & Power in Brazil (2000-2004), followed by a role as VP Commercial LNG in Mexico (2004-2007). Since returning back to the UK in 2007 Arne has acted as Senior Commercial Discipline Lead until early 2009, prior to his current role as CCS Project Director for the Longannet-to-Goldeneye and Peterhead-to-Goldeneye CCS Projects. In his spare time, Arne and his Mexican wife, Evelyn, thoroughly enjoy everything that Scotland has to offer; the people, the culture, the food (questionable?), the spectacular outdoors (hiking & biking), the golf, and so on. They have just welcomed the arrival of their first baby girl.