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)
AVAILABILITY: Public, In-House, & Live Online
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.
- CCUS Options.
- Screening Criteria for CCU.
- Screening Criteria for CCS.
- Relevant Mineral Reactions to Consider.
- Monitoring of Projects.
- Induced Seismicity.
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
Enhanced Oil Recovery and Enhanced Gas Recovery
- What is it?
- Where is it applied?
- How does it work?
- EOR in unconventionals
Gas Storage Fields and CO2 Options
- Review of gas storage field types
- Depleted oil and gas fields
- Salt caverns, mines, etc.
- 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
CO2 Fields and Options
- Review of natural CO2 fields
- CO2 Options
Enhanced Geothermal Options
CO2 and Carbonation Options
- Geologic disposal – mineralization
- Mineral reactions
Summary and Wrap-Up