The Enverus CCUS Fireside Chats series, hosted by Enverus Intelligence Research Analyst Graham Bain, offers long-form discussions with guests from the energy industry who are on the front lines of CCUS movement.
In this episode, we welcome Jon Grimmer II, P.E., president of Verde CO2 and Tommy Najar, vice president of Corrosion Resistant Alloys, as we discuss the ideal CCUS project and the biggest challenges facing the industry, including:
Vice President at Enverus Intelligence Research
Graham joined Enverus in 2020 with the acquisition of RS Energy Group. As lead of the subsurface group on the Energy Transition Intelligence Team, Graham looks to create intelligent connections between the subsurface, emerging energy and carbon innovation through a deep understanding of geosciences and the energy transition. Prior to Enverus, Graham worked for the Alberta Energy Regulator with a focus on the Athabasca oil sands and for a small Calgary based exploration company, exploring for oil potential in Nisku Formation carbonate reefs. He has his master’s degree in Integrated Petroleum Geosciences from the University of Alberta.
Vice President at Corrosion Resistant Alloys
Tommy Najar has served as Vice President and valued member of the Leadership Team at Corrosion Resistant Alloys (CRA) for the past five years. During this time, he has concentrated on developing relationships with company leaders globally and identifying industry opportunities where the just-in-time model can add value to customers. In addition to being one of the early leaders in the CCS movement, Tommy and his team are engaged in critical upstream and midstream projects as well as applications outside of oil and gas. Prior to joining the CRA team, Tommy amassed more than 17 years of experience in the energy industry serving in various engineering and management roles for Chevron and Hilcorp Energy Company. He has extensive experience in completions, workovers, fishing, through-tubing intervention, and plug and abandonment operations. Tommy holds a petroleum engineering degree from Marietta College, and is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Houston Strategy Forum.
President at Verde CO2
Mr. Grimmer has 20 years of experience in the Energy industry as a Private Equity investment professional, investment banker and petroleum engineer. Before joining Verde, Mr. Grimmer was a deal team member of Quantum Energy Partners involved in the deployment of billion dollars of capital within the Energy industry. Mr. Grimmer specializes in business management, transaction diligence & structuring, subsurface characterization, and profitability optimization. Mr. Grimmer started his career at ExxonMobil. He holds an Engineering degree from Purdue University and is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas.
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