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SC-05 Characterizing, Permitting, and Monitoring Novel Storage Plays Optimized for Saline Reservoirs

George R. Brown Convention Center | Room: TBD

Thursday, 14 March 2024, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Houston, Texas

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Course Content

While depleted hydrocarbon fields can work for CO2 storage, the goals, boundary conditions, and constraints of CO2 injection are different to those of petroleum production. Injection at industrial rates means that pressure build-up is a key limitation, but the goal of sequestration suggests that buoyant traps are a last resort. At the same time, the geography of emissions and the economics of transport incentivize local storage, which often requires reconciling CCS with other existing subsurface uses, including hydrocarbon production, saltwater disposal, legacy wells, and other CCS projects. This course will explore those differences and focus on emerging concepts for optimizing saline storage plays, including fetch-trap pairs, composite confinement, barriers to lateral migration, Area of Review, and pressure space.

This course course will explore the design of new plays, optimized for the goals and constraints of CO2 sequestration, and to develop the tools to de-risk and sell those plays to investors and regulators. It will be of particular interest to subsurface geoscientists and engineers with an interest in CO2 storage in saline reservoirs.

We will spend the first half of the day looking at these concepts, rethinking old concepts of what “good” looks like, and ultimately designing new plays, optimized for CO2 storage. We will then spend the second half of the day on conceptualizing and designing modelling and monitoring plans to de-risk and permit these plays.

Instructors

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Alexander Bump
University of Texas, Austin
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Susan Hovorka
University of Texas, Austin
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Fees

Pricing:
$600 Professsionals
Attendee Limit:
30 People

Venue

SC-05 Characterizing, Permitting, and Monitoring Novel Storage Plays Optimized for Saline Reservoirs
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
United States

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