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D. Brian Williams 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 beginning in 2006 when he built 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 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.