This following three courses (SPC5030, SPC5031 & SPC5032) will provide participants with an awareness and understanding subsurface of CO2 storage, CO2 flow in the subsurface, and the key issues of reservoir depth, well design, reservoir lithology and quality, in realtion to CCUS. SPC5030 will provide
participants with 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 what types of CO2 injection. SPC5031 will address the awareness and understanding 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. Finally, SPM5032 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.
Example Learning Outcomes
- Appreciate the types of CO2 injections projects 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.
- Appreciate 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.