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Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage – An Engineering Perspective
Christine Ehlig-Economides, PhD

INSTRUCTORS: Christine Ehlig-Economides, PhD and Dimitrios Hatzignatiou, PhD
DISCIPLINE: Geoscience, Engineering, Multi-Disciplinary & Introductory
COURSE LENGTH: 3 Days (Classroom) / 5 Half-Day Sessions (Live Online)
CEUS: 2.4
AVAILABILITY: Public, In-House, & Live Online

SAMPLE TOPIC FROM THE CLASS: "Carbon Neutral Fuels – The Value Propositions"

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Petroleum engineers and geoscientists interested or already engaged in methane and carbon dioxide (CO2) capture from industrial and agricultural sources and from the air, CO2 utilization for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), and CO2 storage in depleted reservoirs and saline aquifers.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The primary topics of discussion during this course are (1) Methane leak avoidance and CO2 emissions capture, (2) CO2 EOR, (3) Blue hydrogen and CO2 transport and storage, (4) Saline aquifer storage with Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV), and (5) Economics.


  • Estimate CO2 storage capacity, well injectivity, a suitable Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) plan, and storage cost in $/tonne, based on geologic models and (where applicable) reservoir production data
  • Explain quantitative evidence for sustainable CO2 storage in terms the public can understand
  • Locate information essential to storage asset evaluation from digital publications and online data



Course Rationale

  • Uses for fossil resources
  • Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission sources
  • GHG storage options
  • CO2 capture and utilization

Decarbonizing Oil

  • Maximized CO2 storage in depleted oil reservoirs
  • Currently active EOR+ projects
  • Carbon neutral crude oil

Decarbonizing Natural Gas

  • CO2 storage in depleted gas reservoirs
  • CO2 storage in a blue hydrogen economy
  • Hydrogen storage

CO2 Storage in Saline Aquifers

  • CO2 storage in deep saline aquifers
  • Wells and CO2 injection
  • Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification


  • Are we making money yet?
  • Incentives
  • Value products