Robert Zeller


Vice President, Low Carbon Ventures

Rob is the Vice President of Technology for Oxy Low Carbon Ventures exploring cutting-edge technology in carbon capture and utilization. He has over 30 years of experience in the chemical industry, including R&D, project/process engineering, manufacturing, and corporate leadership. He was the recipient of the 2017 Management Award from the AIChE Management Division recognizing his leadership and innovations in Operational Excellence and several other contributions. Throughout his career he has driven innovations from test tube through full plant and business commercialization, with notable success. Applying that knowledge and skill to CCUS and associated technologies is his mission with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures. He has been awarded over 10 US Patents with several more pending, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

Sessions With Robert Zeller

Monday, 7 March

  • 03:00pm - 03:30pm (CST) / 07/mar/2022 09:00 pm - 07/mar/2022 09:30 pm

    Direct Air Capture: What will it take to scale up enough?

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power Innovation & Technology Carbon Management/Decarbonization Start-ups

    Direct air capture (DAC) is one of few technology options to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store it long term, and it has been identified as a critical technology to achieve global climate goals. However, this technology is still in early stages of development, and it will need to be scaled up to unprecedented levels to reach gigatons of CO2 removal capacity in the upcoming decade. What is the current landscape and 10 year pipeline for DAC projects? What role can governments play to accelerate DAC scale up? What further enablers does the industry need to scale up faster?

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 11:40am - 12:30pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 05:40 pm - 08/mar/2022 06:30 pm

    The Oil & Gas Field Reimagined: The impact of technology

    Panel Upstream Oil & Gas

    The energy transition places expectations on oil companies to evolve rapidly, given competing and aligned demands to reduce emissions, enhance production, and find uses for exhausted fields. These forces prompt companies to reimagine portfolios as future assets. What contributions might technology and innovation make toward such advances? The broadening energy value chain leaves little room for isolated oil & gas assets, which must now be considered part of an energy ecosystem including hydrogen; carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS); and LNG. What are the integration and optimization pathways, and where can technology contribute? The future requires more integrated, transparent supply chains driving optimization. What part will technology play in a dynamic and agile supply chain? While upstream has been effective at re-tasking staff to meet new challenges, with technology rapidly evolving and disruptive competition emerging, new skill sets are needed to deliver the reimagined upstream. Will technology collaboration become increasingly important and what does this mean for competitive differentiation?