The GCS team includes several of the world’s leading experts on carbon capture and sequestration who bring insight and experience on geology, petrophysics, seismic, and reservoir modeling and simulation as well as the complex legal and regulatory issues involved with a project of this size and scale.

Gulf Coast Sequestration Benjamin Heard // Principal //

has over a decade of experience in the energy industry, founding companies, leading business development and providing legal counsel. As an entrepreneur, he has started retail electricity, energy infrastructure and exploration and production companies. Benjamin led business development efforts in North America for Centrica plc, with a focus on energy technology. He also worked for Centrica in the company’s general counsel’s office. He began his career at Bracewell LLP in the energy transactional and regulatory practice group. Benjamin has a juris doctor degree from Emory University and a bachelor of science, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University.

Gulf Coast Sequestration Peter Jackson // Head of Technical //

has over 25 years experience in operations, field development and exploration. Has previously worked in Brazil for PetroReconcavo and was part of a team responsible for increasing production from a group of mature fields from 1,500 bopd to over 4,000 bopd. Recently as a director of Richmond E&P acquired assets in Texas, which have increased in production from 900mcf/d to over 2,000mcf/d resulting in an increase in reserve valuation of over 70% in 1 year. Prior to forming Richmond, Pete led a technical team evaluating multi-billion dollar unconventional opportunities in the US and Europe. Peter began his career at ARCO in the exploration group and continued with BP following its acquisition of ARCO.

Gulf Coast Sequestration Colin Williams // Head of Business Development //

has 15 years experience as a principal investor and developer of energy and infrastructure-related assets. He is the founder and President of EOS Investment Group and Tilden Energy, energy development firms involved in LNG and natural gas-related investments globally. Previously he was Partner and Head of Asia for Blackstone’s internal investment fund Kailix, where he led public and private investments in the energy and resource sector. He also held positions as an investor at Ospraie Management and Indus Capital. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS in Finance from the McIntire School of Commerce.

Gulf Coast Sequestration Rob Bissell // Reservoir Engineer //

has been a reservoir engineer for 30 years. He has B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc. and D.Phil degrees in physics from the universities of Leeds and Oxford and worked as a staff engineer for BP and Total. As a consultant since 2002, he has worked on CCS projects in Algeria for BP, Australia for Inpex and in the UK for Centrica. He has also worked on numerous oil and gas projects around the world.

Gulf Coast Sequestration Dr. James Lorsong // Senior Advisor //

has been involved in CCUS projects since 2005. He was Subsurface and Wells Manager for BP’s first CCS project in Scotland and went on to develop CO2 storage options in depleted hydrocarbon fields and saline formations for GW-scale hydrogen power projects worldwide as Carbon Storage Manager in Hydrogen Energy (BP and Rio Tinto joint venture), including for advanced projects in Abu Dhabi and California. As Storage Technology Manager in BP, he led US and UK teams contributing to technology and regulatory frameworks for CO2 storage. In 2010, Dr Lorsong joined 2Co Energy as Exploration and Production Director, where he managed subsurface and engineering activities for re-development of two North Sea oil fields with a new pipeline for storage of CO2 from the GW-scale Don Valley CCUS project in England. In 2014, he founded Subterra Energy Consultants to continue development of potential CCUS projects. He has a BSc in general science (Toronto) and a PhD in geology (Cambridge).

Gulf Coast Sequestration D. Brian Williams // Senior Advisor //

has over 35 years of experience in the energy industry. He has worked across the upstream value chain, from exploration to new project justification and development, start-up and late-stage production decline management. He has held a range of roles from the technical to commercial, primarily with BP. Brian has worked over 10 years in the CCUS space, in both technology and project development capacities. He started in this area in 2006, building BP’s original Geological Storage team. In 2009, he became BP’s Director of CCS Technology & Carbon Solutions team and led development of CCS technologies in BP and supported CCS-related project activities in both BP and Hydrogen Energy (a joint venture of BP and Rio Tinto). During this time, Brian chaired the Carbon Capture Project (CCP) joint industry project, a preeminent industry consortium in the CCS space, and served as a committee member of two Society of Petroleum Engineers CCS forums in 2009 and 2001, co-chairing the former. Brian recently served as an author, editor and coordinator in the core team leading the 2018-19 CCUS Study on behalf of the National Petroleum Council. Brian retired from BP in 2015 and formed Caeli Associates L.L.C., where he consults in the low carbon energy, carbon management and CCUS spaces. Brian has earned BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering (Petroleum focus) from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the University of Houston.