Assistant Vice President: Strategic Partnerships, EERC
- Carbon Capture Use and Storage (CCS, CCUS), Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR), Direct Air Capture (DAC), Improved Oil Recovery (IOR), Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), Unconventional Oil and Gas, Low Carbon Energy, Energy Water Nexus
John Hamling brings scientific and engineering innovation to catalyze and implement pioneering solutions that facilitate the prudent development and use of low-carbon fuels and fossil energy. His primary focus is on building relationships to advance technologies and concepts that enable commercial application of carbon capture and storage, low-carbon energy production, unconventional oil and gas production, and improved oil recovery in conventional and unconventional oil plays. In his current roles as Assistant Vice President for Strategic Partnerships with the EERC and Assistant Vice President for CCUS with the EERC Foundation, Hamling has broadly developed and strengthened strategic business relationships and grown EERC’s research and commercial services portfolio at state, national, and global levels.
Hamling serves as a development lead and advisor for screening, characterization, qualification, design, permitting, incentive program compliance, installation, and monitoring aspects of multiple geologic CO2 storage projects ranging in scale from 1000 tonnes a year to over 18,000,000 tonnes a year. Hamling also serves as an advisor and development lead for several enhanced oil recovery (EOR) pilots in both conventional and unconventional fields; produced water treatment demonstration and use projects; high-value mineral resource assessment and recovery projects; and commercial development projects focused on direct air capture and low-carbon hydrogen production, storage, and use.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Hamling lead multidisciplinary teams that provided risk assessments and developed MMV/MRV programs compliant with California Air Resources Board (CARB) low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) Protocol, MRV plan provisions of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) greenhouse gas reporting (GHGR) rule Subpart RR compliant with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 45Q tax credit program, US EPA underground injection control (UIC) Class II and Class VI programs, State/Provincial regulatory programs, and emerging carbon markets/incentive programs.
Mr. Hamling has led efforts resulting in the development, proof-of concept and validation of several improved monitoring techniques applicable to geologic CO2 storage and to EOR. His experience extends to the design, implementation, and oversight of surface, near-surface, deep subsurface, and reservoir characterization and surveillance programs. Other experience includes well-logging principals and applications, well drilling, well completions, wellbore integrity, risk assessment, logistics, well stimulation and enhanced recovery in tight oil plays, and health, safety, and environmental programs.
Hamling has over 15 years of experience in oil and gas and CCS. He holds a B.S. of Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. of Petroleum Engineering degree from the University of North Dakota. Hamling is an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at UND and a board member for the Williston Basin Society of Petroleum Engineers since 2012. Prior to joining the EERC, Hamling worked as a Reservoir Evaluation Engineer with Schlumberger.