About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Governments, regulators, and oil operators are increasingly pursuing CO2 storage opportunities as it becomes increasingly clear that Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is an important technology to meet the Paris Agreement targets on emission goals.

For a successful CCS project, various technical, operational, economical and environmental risks and associated stakeholders need to be managed.

The objective of this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course is to create awareness of the potential risks and offer a structured approach to assess potential storage sites in terms of their CO2 storage capacity, injectivity, containment and monitoring. The VILT course will feature relevant physical-chemical phenomena (incl. CO2 phase behaviour), including plume migration, well and seal integrity, geomechanical aspects as well as practical exercises.

Course content in brief:

  1. CCS in an international context
  2. Elements of a structured approach to CCS projects:
    1. System overview & terminology
    2. Risk issues, assessment, mitigation & management
    3. Project milestones
    4. Stakeholder engagement
  3. Site selection & characterisation
  4. Storage capacity assessment
  5. Injectivity assessment
  6. Containment assessment (identify the leak paths – reservoir and wells)
  7. Measurement, Monitoring & Verification (MMV)

 

 

The objective of this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course is to create awareness of the potential risks and offer a structured approach to assess potential storage sites in terms of their CO2 storage capacity, injectivity, containment and monitoring.

This VILT course is intended for all surface and subsurface engineers such as facility engineers, geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers, petrophysicists, production technologists/engineers, well engineers and geomechanical specialists. Also, (sub)surface team leads, project managers, business opportunity managers, decision executives, and technical risk assessment & assurance specialists will benefit from this VILT course as it provides a common framework and workflow to develop a CCS project.

For each class, it is highly recommended that a mix of disciplines mentioned above are represented to facilitate discussions from different perspectives.

This VILT course will include exercises in which participants will work to identify and assess potential risks of a hypothetical geological storage location, mostly using simple graphical tools (such as bow-tie, logic trees, Italian Flag).

The VILT course will provide a venue for discussion and sharing of good practices as well as opportunities to practice multidiscipline cooperation and facilitation. Participants are encouraged to bring their own challenges and seek advice from the instructor and other participants related to risk management in CCS projects.