Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage - A Geological Perspective

INSTRUCTOR: Stephen A. Sonnenberg, PhD
DISCIPLINE: Geoscience, Engineering, Multi-Disciplinary & Introductory
COURSE LENGTH: 2 Days (Classroom) / 4 Half-Day Sessions (Live Online)
CEUS: 1.6
AVAILABILITY: Public, In-House, & Live Online

 
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Geologists, geophysicists, engineers who are interested in geologic carbon capture utilization and storage.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will discuss carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) from a geologic perspective. Examples from carbon capture utilization (CCU) including enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects will be shown. Known and proposed carbon capture storage (CCS) examples will also be covered.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • CCUS Options.
  • Screening Criteria for CCU.
  • Screening Criteria for CCS.
  • Relevant Mineral Reactions to Consider.
  • Monitoring of Projects.
  • Induced Seismicity.

 
COURSE CONTENT:

Introduction and Geologic Considerations

  • Greenhouse gases
  • CCUS options
  • CO2 phase behavior
  • Subsurface brines
  • Some mineral reactions
  • Hydrocarbon traps (key elements)
  • Induced seismicity

 
CO2 Storage in Depleted Oil and Gas Reservoirs

  • Screened for production volume, depth, proximity of anthropogenic CO2 source
  • Reservoir size and properties
  • Trap
  • Seal

 
Enhanced Oil Recovery and Enhanced Gas Recovery

  • What is it?
  • Where is it applied?
  • How does it work?
  • Examples
  • EOR in unconventionals

 
Gas Storage Fields and CO2 Options

  • Review of gas storage field types
    1. Depleted oil and gas fields
    2. Salt caverns, mines, etc.
    3. Aquifer storage fields
  • CO2 options

 
Enhanced Coalbed Methane (CBM) and CO2 Storage in Deep Coal Seams

  • CBM basics
  • Enhanced CBM with CO2
  • CO2 options in deep un-mineable coal seams

 
Enhanced Shale Gas and CO2 Storage

  • Shale gas basics
  • CO2 options

 
CO2 Injection in Saline Aquifers

  • Selection criteria
  • Examples

 
CO2 Fields and Options

  • Review of natural CO2 fields
  • CO2 Options

 
Enhanced Geothermal Options

CO2 and Carbonation Options

  • Geologic disposal - mineralization
  • Mineral reactions
  • Examples

 
Summary and Wrap-Up

 
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