Carbon Capture > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) – Preparing the Storage Permit Application for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Projects

About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Governments, regulators, and commercial parties are increasingly pursuing CO2 storage opportunities as it becomes increasingly clear that CCS is an important contribution to meet the Paris Agreement targets on Climate Change. For a successful CCS project, various technical, operational, economical and environmental risks and associated stakeholders need to be managed. In three short modulus, the why, what and how of Carbon Capture and Storage projects is outlined.

In the first module, the global developments set in motion after previous (Kyoto & Paris) agreements are discussed, while the results of the most recent Conference of Parties in Glasgow (COP26) are outlined. The size of the global challenge is presented by the current and target emissions by mid century, the role of CC(U)S is indicated, some ongoing projects are discussed, and available CC(U)S guidelines introduced.

In the second module, an overview of the Carbon Capture and Storage system, with particular attention to the storage facility, the capacity estimation, and the assessment of injectivity and long-term CO2 containment issues in particular.

In the third and last module, the key elements of the Storage Permit Application process is presented, aligned with available guidelines and legal requirements adopted in various countries. Management of technical and non-technical risks is pivotal to this approach and builds on the capacity, injectivity and containment discussed on the second module. Furthermore, the Measurement, Monitoring & Verification (MMV) plan and the Corrective Measures plan are crucial elements in the storage permit application process.

Training Objectives:

Upon completion of this Micro VILT course, participants will be able to:

  1. Develop general awareness of the issues associated with CO2 storage in depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs. The topics covered are the required topics based on internationally accepted guidelines.
  2. Learn about the type of documents that should be provided as part of a storage permit application and the work required to meet the regulator’s expectations with regards to the content of these documents.
  3. Increase awareness within the organisation on the work required by various technical and non-technical disciplines to apply for a CO2 storage permit.


Micro VILT Group Pricing:

SGD$1,200 per person / USD$ 889 per person

(Minimum 5 persons per group session)

For more details on pricing for larger groups or customisation of course outline, call us at +65 6741 9927 or email [email protected]


Delivery of this Micro VILT:

The Micro VILT will be delivered through Zoom, MS Teams or equivalent video conference platforms in combination with other online interactive training tools.


Micro VILT Duration:

The Micro VILT will be delivered online in 1 session comprising 4 hours, with 2 breaks.

Micro VILT Course Materials:

All participants will receive softcopy course materials (PDF format).


Breakdown of Modules:

Module 1: International agreements, Emissions, Legal & Guidelines

  1. Paris Agreement & COP26 Glasgow
  2. Global and local emissions
  3. Emission Trade System (ETS) and CO2 pricing
  4. Climate mitigation, targets & role and impact of CCUS
  5. CCUS development guidelines
  6. EU Directive CCS

Module 2: CCUS System overview

  1. CO2 Capture technologies
  2. CO2 Transport options
  3. CO2 Storage facility
  4. Capacity estimation
  5. Injectivity assessment
  6. Containment & well integrity assessment

Module 3: Preparing the Storage Permit Application

  1. Project management (High Level)
  2. Risk management process
  3. CCS risk identification
  4. CCS risk assessment (Work Packages)
  5. Risk mitigation & Bow-tie analysis
  6. Measurement, Monitoring & Verification (MMV)
  7. Corrective measures plan (Closing the Loop)

Trainer 1:

Your expert course leader has over 30 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry, covering all geomechanical issues in the petroleum industry for Shell. Some of his projects included doing research and providing operational advice in wellbore stability, sand failure prediction, and oil-shale retortion among others. He guided multi-disciplinary teams in compaction & subsidence, top-seal integrity, fault reactivation, induced-seismicity and containment. He was also involved in projects related to Carbon Capture Storage (CCS).

He is the founding father of various innovations and assessment tools, and developed new insights into the root causes seismicity induced by Oil & Gas production. Furthermore, he was the regional coordinator for technology deployment in Africa, and Smart Fields (DOFF, iField) design advisor for Shell globally. He was responsible for the Geomechanical competence framework, and associated virtual and classroom training programme in Shell for the last 10 years. He served as one of the Subject Matter Expert (SME) on geomechanics, provided Technical Assurance to many risk assessments, and is a co-author of Shell’s global minimun standard on top-seal integry and containment. He has a MSc and PhD in Civil Engineering and computational mechanics from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Trainer 2:

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.

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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