Dr Steve Larter visited the UKCCSRC on Monday, 18 February, to give a seminar on carbon management in Canada. Dr Larter is a Canada Research Chair and Professor of Petroleum Geology at the University of Calgary. Prior to joining the university in 2004, he worked for the Universities of Newcastle and Oslo and, in the 1980s for Unocal in California. He is also CEO of Gushor Inc and Scientific Director of Profero Energy, two technology companies developing transition technologies to enable society and the oil and gas industry to rapidly migrate to zero carbon emission practices.
Dr. Larter has broad research interests which range from understanding the phenomenon of biodegradation and predicting fluid property variations in tar sand and heavy oil reservoirs; biogenic gas generation and shale gas and coupling fluid chemistry as part of reservoir simulator history matches; through to studying the microbial life of subsurface petroleum reservoirs. He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Society and AAPG distinguished lecturer. His degrees are from the universities of Cambridge and Newcastle.