Dr Owain Tucker is the Manager for CCS capability, assurance and project support, and the Principal Technical Expert in Carbon Storage in Shell. He leads a team of experts who support the delivery of CCS projects around the world, and are responsible for storage exploration and appraisal; technical assurance; integration; technology maturation; helping to shape the CCS research agenda; and the development of competences and capacity within Shell. Owain worked directly on the Goldeneye CO2 store in the UK North Sea for over six years, and lead the team who delivered the storage permit application and Storage development plan.
Owain represents Shell in global taskforces which focus on the development of CCS. He is a member of the UK Subsurface Taskforce, co-chaired the SPE group developing the Storage Resource Maturation System, and the Oil & Gas Climate Initiative Storage Working Group. He is on the executive committee of the IEA GHG R&D programme, the board of the UKCCSRC, the UK CCS ISO mirror committee, and is a member the ZEP taskforce technology. He is also an Honorary Associate Professor at Heriot-Watt University where he lectures in CO2 storage.
In previous roles Owain worked in Shell as a reservoir engineer, economist and eBusiness consultant; and at McKinsey & Company as a strategy consultant. He read Physics and Geophysics at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa; and holds a D.Phil in Experimental Solid State Physics from the University of Oxford.