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A Journey Through a Carbon Capture Focused Core Analysis Program I

Houston, Texas – Premier Corex

Monday, 24 April 2023, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Houston, Texas

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Who Should Attend

Geoscientists and engineers currently interested in CO2 injection/storage well core analysis requirements outlined in EPA Class VI UIC Guideline regulatory documents


This workshop will present a comprehensive analytical program designed to generate rock and fluid analysis data needed to satisfy regulatory requirements for CO2 injection/storage wells

Course Content

This course will explore the best techniques and workflows when approaching a whole core analysis program where the end goal is to mitigate risk associated with any carbon monoxide/dioxide injection project. The program will be broken up into the following categories all focused specifically on CCUS injection and confining zones.

  • Reservoir Characterization
  • Porosity & Permeability (Routine and Special Core Analysis Methods)
  • Rock Mechanical Properties
  • Fluid-Fluid & Fluid-Rock Interactions
  • Upscaling, Integration, and Applications (Petrophysics, Static/Dynamic Subsurface Modeling)

Itinerary Roster

The program will be broken up into two groups that will rotate stations through the laboratory to increase the face time with technical experts and lab equipment. Below is a summary of the stations.

Station A - Reservoir Characterization
  • Mineralogy quantification and fluid interactions
  • Core description & chemostratigraphic relationships
  • Petrographic analysis (thin sections & SEM)
Station B - Porosity & Permeability Measurements
  • Routine Core Analysis
  • Special Core Analysis
    • Threshold Entry Pressure
    • CO2 Exposure Testing (Pre & Post Characterization)
    • Relative Permeability (critical CO2 injection)
Station C - Rock Mechanical Property Measurements
  • Sample preparation
  • Static & Dynamic measurements (live testing)
Station D - Fluid-Fluid & Fluid-Rock Interaction
  • Formation fluid to injected fluid interaction (Core Flow Experiments)
  • Fluid-Fluid & Fluid-Rock interactions near the wellbore and further away
Station E - Upscaling, Integration, and Applications
  • Petrophysical modeling
  • Multiphase Flow Modeling
  • Reactive Transport Modeling


40 Attendees
Transportation is NOT included. Each participant will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the facility.
Field trip participation will be limited to activity inside the facility and does not start until you arrive at Premier Corex. If you must use a rideshare provider, we encourage you to use a reputable company.
Outside temperatures can range from 75-100 degrees Fahrenheit, but most of this trip will take place in a climate-controlled building for the duration of the tour.
With respect to COVID precautions, Premier Corex will be following CDC guidelines and recommendations.
Closed toed shoes are required to access certain parts of the lab. Eye protection (safety glasses) will be provided for all attendees.

Trip Leaders

  • Bryan Guzman and Meri McCulley

Trip Instructors

Michael C. Dix
Station A
Jules Reed
Stations B & D
David Sutton
Station B
Sean Arrington
Station C
Frank Zamora
Station D
Peter Johnson
Station E


A Journey Through a Carbon Capture Focused Core Analysis Program I
Houston, TX - Premier Corex
11335 Clay Rd Suite 180
Houston, Texas 77041
United States



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