Energy Transition

Energy Transition | Carbon Capture, Storage and Utilisation

Monitoring CO2 Storage

Course Code: EC006
Course Outline:  Download
Format and Duration:
4 hours

Self-paced e-learning

Fee from: GBP £360.00


The course considers the range of potential leakage mechanisms that need to be assessed. It will include a detailed consideration of the monitoring strategies available to assure the safety and integrity of the CO2 storage site.

Course Code: EC006
Duration: 4 hours
Fee From
GBP £360.00 (exc. Tax)
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Training Method

This is a self-paced e-learning course. Learning materials are structured into short sections, each including interactive text and image content, animations, video, and audio. An end of course quiz is scored to provide the learner with their learning progress. Approximately 4 hours learning time.

Course Overview

Participants will learn to

  1. Understand the key issues relating to the monitoring of CO2 storage sites.
  2. Appreciate the causes of leakage and how they may be monitored.
  3. Understand the principles of risk assessment in CCS projects.

CO2 risk of leakage from CCS sites and borehole issues

In this module, you will learn about CO2 leakage risks from CCS sites, focussing initially on generalities, then moving on to leakages through intact-top seals and then leakage via old wells. Appreciate that loss of CO2 to atmosphere and understand that top seal effects, well effects, and fault and fracture effects can conceivably all lead to escape of CO2.

CO2 leakage associated with geomechanical issues

In this module, you will learn about the negative impacts associated with a pressure increase from CO2 injection, including the fracturing of a caprock or top-seal, reactivation of faults and induced seismicity as well as ground surface deformation and uplift.



Monitoring and risk assessment of CCS projects

In this module, you will learn about various monitoring techniques for CCS projects along with the benefits and drawbacks of each. This module will also cover multiple case studies that  have implemented these techniques along with risk assessment factors that need to be considered for any CCS project.

CEU: 0.4 Continuing Education Units
PDH: 4 Professional Development Hours
Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion
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