The following five courses (EC003, EC004, EC005, EC006 & EC007) will provide participants with an awareness and understanding of subsurface CO2 storage, CO2 flow in the subsurface, and the key issues of reservoir depth, well design, reservoir lithology and quality, in relation to CCUS. EC003 will provide
participants with an awareness and understanding of the subsurface needs of CCS projects.
It will establish basics such as how much CCS is needed to make a difference to
global warming and explore the types of CO2 injection. EC004 & EC005 will address the awareness and understanding of subsurface CO2 storage
volumetrics, CO2 flow in the subsurface away from injector wells,
the objective of permanent and safe storage of CO2, and the key
issues of reservoir depth, well design, reservoir lithology, reservoir quality,
and reservoir architecture. EC006 will consider the
range of potential leakage mechanisms that need to be assessed. It will include
a detailed consideration of the monitoring strategies available to assure the
safety and integrity of the CO2 storage site. Finally, EC007 will explore the petrophysical aspect of carbon capture and storage including capillary pressures, monitoring C02 plumes and the application of pulsed neutron logs.
Example Learning Outcomes
- Appreciate the types of CO2 injection projects that have occurred so far, and the ones that are planned.
- Discuss CCS projects that have been a success and those that have had problems.
- Build awareness of the reservoir rocks that store CO2 and the volumetrics of CO2 storage.
- Acknowledge the importance of the storage efficiency factor in controlling how much CO2 can be injected.
- Gain an appreciation of the question of the injectivity of CO2 and the roles of permeability and aquifer architecture on CO2 flow.