The course is organized by FP7 TRUST project but benefits from the experience of two already finished projects on the topic: MUSTANG and PANACEA. Based on a review of current existing experimental and full scale CCS projects around the world, the course will provide the participants with the current state of the art knowledge concerning the scientific and technical issues that need to be addressed for the successful operation of projects of CO2 sequestration in deep, brine-containing geological formations.
The course will focus on the technical and scientific considerations of CO2 injection, spreading, trapping in the target formation and on the mathematical and numerical modeling of CCS projects. Experts will lecture on site characterization and investigations of critical processes by laboratory studies and by field techniques, as well as on planning of experimental projects and monitoring techniques aimed at verifying the conceptual models. Emphasis will be on understanding the flow and transport mechanisms that provide the foundation for planning full scale projects. Because the implementation of CCS projects always requires approval by the appropriate authorities, risk issues and societal aspects will be presented and discussed.
Further information at: https://trustco2course.wordpress.com, 19-21 October 2015, Montpellier