CO2 Storage and Monitoring CPD Course – 20-21 April 2015


The UKCCS Research Centre is running a two half-day (afternoon & following morning) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Course on CO2 Storage and Monitoring at Cranfield University on 20 and 21 April 2015. The event is co-scheduled immediately before the Centre’s flagship biannual meeting.
This course is approved for Continuing Professional Development certification by the CPD Certification Service. This course provides an overview of CO2 Storage and Monitoring, beginning with fundamentals and progressing to an overview of the present state of the technology. This course is primarily oriented towards industry professionals, either experts from other parts of the whole chain CCS system or professionals who are newcomers to all of CCS. This CPD course is also highly suitable for postgraduate students.
Although this is a stand alone CPD course, the content follows on from our highly successful all-of-CCS CPD in Cardiff last April, focussing in much greater detail on the sometimes poorly understood suite of disciplines and technologies that comprise the CO2 Storage and Monitoring portions of the whole chain of CCS.
The course offers advanced training in the field of CO2 Storage and Monitoring for those wishing to either:

  • Deepen their knowledge in this exciting and developing part of the CCS sector; or
  • If already working in the area, formalise/upgrade their professional qualifications & experience with recognisable and transferable academic qualifications.

Course Objectives
The course will provide a general introduction to CO2 Storage and Monitoring, beginning with fundamentals and progressing to an overview of present state of the technology, focussing on recent advances in the understanding as well as knowledge gaps. Key topics will include the UK North Sea and International state of the art in understanding of storage and monitoring – generics and specifics; Target formation engineering challenges and modelling approaches; Economic and environmental challenges for operators. Integral to the course is insight from planned and developing demonstration projects in UK and worldwide.
On completion of the course, the delegate is expected to be able to:

  • Describe the current status of CO2 Storage and Monitoring and the technical challenges for its large-scale deployment.
  • Demonstrate a technical understanding of many of the different elements in CO2 Storage and display an understanding of their challenges & requirements and overall benefits & limitations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the technical and economic issues in monitoring stored CO2 and how predictive modelling of storage engineering interplays with monitoring strategies and deployment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the complexities of (reactive) fluid flow and CO2 displacement in geologic formations and demonstrate an understanding of CO2 storage.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of challenges in measuring and planning measures for environmental impact.

Intended Audience
The course will provide a fundamental understanding of the portion of the CCS whole chain that comprises CO2 Storage and Monitoring to engineers, scientists, technical managers and policy makers related to sectors with CO2 obligations (e.g. energy or process industry sectors) as well as individuals and company representatives involved in strategies for climate change mitigation. The CPD will be of particular interest to CCS professionals, or those with more experience from other portions of the CCS sector who would benefit from deepening and sharpening their expertise in CO2 Storage and Monitoring. Specific industries that will benefit directly from this course are power utilities, OEMs, process industry, coal (products) industry, oil & gas operators, as well as other operators and SME’s that provide technical or (techno-)economic analyses services to these industries. In addition, it will also benefit representatives from government agencies and regulatory bodies with energy and environment portfolio. The material covered and the learning objectives will also benefit researchers and postgraduate students (PGR and PGT) in science, engineering, or policy programs from academic institutions. This CPD course is also highly suitable for postgraduate students.

Course Fees
The following course fees include the cost of tuition, accreditation certification (if applicable), course notes, lunches and light refreshments (tea/coffee etc) for both days.
£125 – UKCCSRC Associate Members
£175 – Non UKCCSRC Associate Members
An ePay payment link and details will be sent to you in the confirmation email after registration. Early Career Researchers may be eligible for support from the ECR Meeting Fund.
A limited number of rooms are held in Mitchell Hall on the Cranfield University campus at £65 bed and breakfast – book soon to avoid disappointment. To book email and quote reference 73862. Rooms will be held until 26th February. Delegates remain ultimately responsible for finalising their own accommodation.

Special Requirements
Please note any special dietary, access or other requirements in the respective fields on the webform below.
Terms and Conditions for booking
Payment in full should be made at the time of booking. Course fees are exempt from VAT. Fees must be paid in full 30 days before course commences. Failure to pay may result in attendance being refused. The printed programme is given in good faith and we reserve the right to make minor timing alterations, substitute speakers due to reasons outwith our control. We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule the course. In the event of cancellation, UKCCSRC will refund all fees in full. Note that UKCCSRC will not be held liable for any consequential losses. Delegates who cancel within 7 days of online booking will receive a full refund. Otherwise, cancellations made more than 30 days before the course commences will receive a 50% refund; cancellations made less than 30 days before the course commences cannot be refunded.

CPD Certification
This course has been approved in principle for certification by the CPD Certification Service

Provisional Programme

Monday 20.04.2015

Registration & Lunch

13.00Andy ChadwickBritish Geological SurveyIntroduction to Day 1 of CO2 Storage and Monitoring CPD Course
13.10Michelle BenthamBritish Geological SurveyIntroduction to CO2 Storage
13.50Stuart GilfillanUniversity of EdinburghNorth Sea and Global Comparisons of CO2 Storage
14.30John MarshallShellThe Peterhead FEED Project and the Goldeneye Reservoir

Coffee Break

15.30Steve FurnivalNational GridHumber Area CCS – the 5/42 Storage Site
16.10Doug AngusUniversity of LeedsMonitoring at the Aquistore CO2 Storage Site
16.50Susan FellowsCMG Europe Ltd.Basic Concepts in CO2 Reservoir Simulation
Ye Olde Swan Pub, Newport Road, Milton Keynes MK6 3BS
Tuesday 21.04.2015

(Tea and Coffee)

09.20Andy ChadwickBritish Geological SurveyIntroduction to Day 2 of CO2 Storage and Monitoring CPD Course
09.30Eric MackayHeriot-Watt UniversityInjectivity challenges and opportunities
10.10Andy ChadwickBritish Geological SurveyCost-effective Offshore Monitoring
10.50Jerry BlackfordPlymouth Marine LaboratoryEnvironmental Impacts of CO2 Storage
11.30CPD Course Concludes

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