Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

2020 Underground Injection Control Conference |  San Antonio, TX  |  February 16-19, 2020

The GWPC is now accepting abstracts for the 2020 Underground Injection Control Conference to be held at the Omni La Mansion del Rio in San Antonio, Texas, February 16 – 19, 2020.

We're looking forward to this year's agenda. We are seeking abstracts for presentations in the following categories.

Detailed Category Descriptions:

  • Geosequestration
    • Economics
      • 45Q tax credits
      • Price of carbon
      • Cost as a factor in enhanced oil recovery
      • Cost of geosequestration projects including permitting, operations, monitoring, measuring and verification, and post closure site care.
      • Estimating financial assurance needs
      • Bonding and financial assurance requirements
    • Site Characterization & Permitting
      • State Class VI primacy application needs
      • Federal permitting requirements
      • Technologies used to assess site risk
      • Methodologies for assigning site risk
      • Methods for evaluating storage capacity
      • Assessing and managing induced seismicity risk
      • Types of carbon geosequestration sink
    • Monitoring, measuring and verification
      • Technologies used to monitor storage reservoirs
      • Assessing and managing leakage risks for  storage reservoirs
      • Assuring CO2 containment
      • Ways to measure or track plume migration
      • Caprock integrity and how to evaluate it
      • Using tracers to monitor geosequestration
      • Mechanical integrity of wells
    • Management tools
      • Project infrastructure design
      • Data management of geosequestration
      • Geosequestration management systems
      • Systems for reporting geosequestration volumes and site monitoring
      • Site inspection and reporting protocols
    • Case studies
      • Reports from geosequestration regional partnerships regarding progress, findings, issues, and results of high capacity underground storage
      • Reports from industrial geosequestration projects
  • Class I Underground Injection Control
    • How should PFAS be classified for disposal purposes? (Concerns for PFAS disposal in Class I)
    • Annulus monitoring as a means of evaluating mechanical integrity
    • Ensuring Casing and Cementing Program Requirements are met
    • Installation of Liner and Tubing Issues
    • Workover and/or Packer Issues
    • Injection well remedial cementing
  • Class II & VI Underground Injection Control
    • Class II/VI Transition
    • UIC primacy applications and program development
    • MIT/Geophysical Tests (New & Innovative Practices)
    • Class II regulatory updates
  • Class V Underground Injection Control
    • The Nexus between the Class V Program and discharges to groundwater under the CWA NPDES Program
    • How to prevent PFAS/PFOS contamination from enhanced recharge projects
    • How does Class V fit into an Aquifer Enhancement and Management Program?
    • Class V Stormwater Programs
  • Produced Water
    • Research into reuse
      • Toxicology, case studies, midstream management
    • Use inside oil and gas operations
    • Use outside oil and gas operations
  • ASR & MAR
    • Injection and storage of freshwater in saline reservoirs
    • Capturing stormwater and flood flows for aquifer storage
    • Changes to state programs to facilitate ASR permitting
    • Aquifer testing (both quality compatibility and maintaining transmissivity) for long term ASR injection and recovery
  • Groundwater Issues
    • Water Well Construction to prevent commingling of undesirable water
    • Brackish groundwater resource assessment
    • Principal Aquifer availability and sustainability studies
    • Assessment of ASR and other aquifer enhancement projects in the Nation
    • Updates on current ASR projects in Texas
  • Other Topics 

To submit an abstract, simply fill out the online abstract submittal form. Abstract requirements are listed below. Abstracts are due by Friday, December 20 . Abstracts will be reviewed and selections will be made by Monday, Monday, January 6 (or before).

Preliminary agenda and hotel registration information coming soon.

Questions? Contact Brenda Short at or 405-516-4972.



    • In order for an abstract to be considered, please submit all required information online through our abstract submittal form.
    • Abstracts should be no more than 300 words. Bios should be a maximum of 100 words.
    • Abstracts, bios, and speaker information from abstracts selected for presentation will be published in the GWPC Events Mobile app for conference attendees.

    Key Dates

    • Dec. 20, 2019 - Deadline for Presentation Abstract Submittal
    • Jan. 6, 2020 - Notification of Acceptance for Presentations 
    • Feb. 10, 2020 - PowerPoint Presentations Submittal Deadline