Manager, Clean Fossil Energy Market Sector, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Casie Davidson serves as acting manager for PNNL's Clean Fossil Energy market sector. Appointed to the position in December 2017, the role aligns well with her passion for building interdisciplinary teams to address novel S&T challenges. Across existing and emerging technical areas, Casie and her CFE team are working with their fellow researchers to grow collaborations—between our sponsors at DOE's Office of Fossil Energy, colleagues across the national laboratory complex, and partners in industry and academia—to address issues critical to the nation’s fossil energy sector.
As a Senior Research Scientist, Casie's research career has focused on developing multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the potential deployment of subsurface energy technologies, domestically and abroad. A principal author of the first-of-its-kind CO2 storage capacity assessments and coupled cost curves for North America and China, she has also led teams on projects as diverse as CCS project siting studies for private industrial clients; consultation and analysis for governmental and non-governmental organizations working to support and craft regulation based on robust science and grounded in good economic principles; and collaborations with multinational organizations seeking a broader understanding of the global potential for CCS and other energy technologies over the next century.
Before joining PNNL in 2003, Casie enjoyed various character-building experiences, including cross-disciplinary graduate research in petroleum engineering and economics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks; and an appointment as a Department of Energy Fellow—and amateur tick inspector—at the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center in Casper, Wyoming.
She holds a B.S. in Geology from Central Washington University and an M.S. in Resource and Applied Economics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her thesis was "A statistical analysis of the effects of geological information on lease tract bid prices on Alaska's North Slope."