Carbon Capture > Managing Risks in Wells for Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) Projects – Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Governments, regulators, and energy companies are pursuing CO2 storage technologies to meet their net-zero carbon commitments as well as targets set by the international Paris Agreement on climate change. For successfully executing Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) projects, various technical, operational, economic and environmental risks and associated stakeholders need to be managed.

In this 4 half-day Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course, the methods for managing risk in CCS projects are addressed with a focus on CO2 injection and storage. The VILT course will also demonstrate how to assess the well and reservoir integrity of a potential CO2 storage subsurface system. The phase behaviour during injection and well operations and what the consequences are for material selection will be examined. The potential leak paths will be discussed such as reservoir seals, leakage along faults and aspects of new well design for CO2 injection. In the course, the design of a monitoring programme MMV) will also be discussed, including well design requirements for an MMV. The course will be supported by various case studies.

Course Content at a Glance:

  1. CCS projects in an international context
  2. Design of new CO2 injection wells
  3. Assessment of existing well integrity
  4. Containment assessment
  5. Measurement, monitoring & verification

On completion of this VILT course, the participants will be able to:

  • Uncover the functions and associated components required to store CO2 in subsurface aquifers and (depleted) hydrocarbon reservoirs
  • Find a systematic and integrated approach to risk identification and assessment for CO2 storage projects (maturation)
  • Design of CO2 injection wells and learn the implications of the CO2 phase behaviour.
  • Understand the challenges, data and methods to assess CO2 injection and well integrity
  • Identify the leakage pathways of a selected storage site, and understand the assessment methods and associated uncertainties
  • Learn how to design a monitoring program

This VILT course is intended for all (well) engineers but also, geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers, production engineers, well engineers and geomechanical specialists. Also, subsurface team leads, project managers, technical risk assessment & assurance specialists will benefit from this training 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.

  • Intermediate

Learning, Methods and Tools of this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT):

This VILT course is built around cases in which teams work to identify and assess CO2 storage site issues using a systematic thought approach. In addition, exercises are used to practise the aspects of the CCS risk assessment process. The VILT course provides an avenue for discussion and sharing of good practices as well as opportunities to practise multi-discipline co-operation and facilitation. Participants are encouraged to bring their own work issues and challenges and seek advice from the expert course leaders and other participants about all aspects of CCS.

Trainer 1:

Your expert course leader has more than 36 years of experience in the oil & gas industry with Shell. He gained broad experience in petroleum engineering, with expertise in integrated production systems from subsurface, wells and surface. He has had assignments in Production Technology, R&D, Production Chemistry, Rock Mechanics and Reservoir Engineering cEOR, with a proven track record in technology screening, development and deployment, field development planning, conceptual well design and Production System Optimization (PSO) of gas and oil fields as well as preparing Well, Reservoir & Facility Management (WRFM) strategies and plans. He had also worked on assignments in NAM and did fieldwork in Oman, Gabon and Shell Nigeria. He is a skilled workshop facilitator. He discovered his passion for teaching following an assignment in Shell Learning. During his time in Shell, he developed and taught technical courses to Shell professionals via blended learning. He has experience in CO2 storage projects during his time in Shell (Barendrecht. NL and Peterhead, UK) and is currently consultant production engineer for the Porthos CCS project offshore Netherlands.

Trainer 2:

Your second expert course leader has over 30 years of experience identifying, assessing and mitigating technical risks with Shell. The main focal point of his experience is in subsurface and Geomechanical risks. He is the the founding father of various innovations in how we assess risks by tool development (for bore hole stability, 3D geomechanical field evaluations and probabilistic assessment). He also developed an eye for people motivation, change management and facilitation. He was also responsible for the Geomechanical competence framework, and associated virtual and classroom training programme in Shell for 10 years. 

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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Learn what past participants have said about EnergyEdge training courses

The course was very insightful especially with having zero background knowledge of CCS. Many topics from CCS are similar to those in the petroleum industry therefore one can apply similar management schemes

Geologist, Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited

I found this CCS course to be an excellent introduction to this emerging industry, providing both a high level overview and where necessary, delving into detail to explain more intricate aspects of the process. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and happy to engage in open discussions. This course is a great place to start for anyone interested in CCS

Senior Advisor (Geologist), Carbon X Australia

Both of the trainers are knowledgeable. This subject related to subsurface work/aspect, yet they did their best and manage to make it easy to understand.

Staff Drilling Engineer, PTTEP

Both instructors were very approachable and knowledgeable

Senior well engineer, PTTEP

Very informative course content and good knowledge on CCS gained from the class.

Drilling Superintendent, PTTEP