Geological Storage and Capture of Carbon: New Approaches and Case Studies

Carbon sequestration is a broad field, and in many ways an underdeveloped one.  For example, do you really understand the full potential of CO2 EOR?   Are you aware of the fundamental controversies that surround some of the issues involved in geological sequestration?  What do some of the results of the experiments that have been going on mean for the future?

With this workshop (August 10-12, 2010 / Golden, Colorado), AAPG will bring together geologists, hydrogeologists, geophysicists and engineers to brainstorm about the basic assumptions of CCS work and re-assess them if necessary. Carbon capture, storage, geomechanics, CO2 EOR, modeling, and ROZ will be key themes.

There will be 8 sessions and more than 20 presentations.  If you think that means that audience members will sit in the audience and be passive listeners, you’re in for a surprise!

Listen, weigh in, share, challenge, debate — ask the tough questions!�
Jump-start your understanding by sharing the knowledge & experience of practicing geologists, engineers, geophysicists.

While you’re at the event:

Dynamic interaction!
Brief presentations (around  10 minutes each)
Q&A
Breakout Session:  Dynamic Interaction — Discussions
Each person will fill out individual worksheet for personal use
The group will have a facilitated session –  issues, problems, opportunities, and directions
Networking receptions
Poster sessions for continuing discussion and debate

After the event: 

Asychronous Dynamic Interaction!
**access to an ongoing collaborative wiki
**notes / analysis from the breakout sessions
**resource package for each session (website with bibliography of recommended readings / links to articles

Is this for you?  Ask a few difficult questions:

  A printable registration form is here.

Who should attend

Are you a young professional ready to jump-start your knowledge?
Are you a seasoned professional eager to share your knowledge and learn what others are encountering?
Are you needing information to make decisions for the future?

This Geocience Technology Workshop (GTW) is ideal for geologists, hydrogeologists, engineers, geophysicists, geochemists, geo-techs and other team members who want to gain knowledge to improve their understanding of geological storage and capture of carbon, both in research and applied settings, which includes EOR and geological characterization.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (in alphabetical order)

  • Dave Barnes, Western Michigan University
  • Robert Benson, Colorado School of Mines
  • Martin Cassidy, University of Houston
  • Eric Davis, Pinnacle
  • Charles Gorecki, University of North Dakota
  • Ronald Klusman, Emeritus Professor, Colorado School of Mines
  • Tip Meckel, Gulf Coast Carbon Center
  • Mary North-Abbott, Montana Tech
  • Ben Rostron, University of Alberta
  • Jonny Rutqvist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Dwight Rychel, PTTC
  • Talib Syed, TSA, Inc.
  • Bob Trentham, CEED-UTPB
  • K. Udo Weyer, WDA Consultants Inc., Calgary
  • Guoxiang Zhang, Shell Oil Company
PRELIMINARY AGENDA / PROGRAM OVERVIEW
DAY 1

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION: Susan Smith Nash, Ph.D. – AAPG
CHAIRMEN’S OPENING REMARKS

SESSION 1: Geological Characterization & Analogs

Co-Chair: Martin Cassidy, University of Houston
Co-Chair: Dave Barnes, Western Michigan University

Mohammad Izadi – University of Louisiana at Lafayette
A Comparison Between Two Approaches in Reservoir Rock-Typing: Hydraulic Flow Unit Concept and Effective Capillary Pressure Distribution

Dave Barnes – Western Michigan University
A Reservoir Geologist’s Approach to Characterization of Geological Sequestration Targets

Martin Cassidy – University of Houston
Bravo Dome CO2 Gas Field New Mexico, USA

Mary North-Abbott – Montana Tech
Core Sample Flow Properties Changes due to Supercritical CO2 Exposure

Niranjan C. Banik – Schlumberger
Site characterization and monitoring of injected CO2 in geo-sequestration reservoirs with point-receiver surface seismic data

OPEN “IN-THE-ROUND” “IPOD” DISCUSSION
Format: Presenters and Participants develop list of Issues / Problems / Opportunities / Directions

LUNCH: KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

SESSION 2: Physical Processes

Co-Chair: K. Udo Weyer, WDA Consultants Inc., Calgary
Co-Chair: Robert Benson, Colorado School of Mines

SESSION 2: Physical Processes

Co-Chair: K. Udo Weyer, WDA Consultants Inc., Calgary
Co-Chair: Robert Benson, Colorado School of Mines

K. U. Weyer – WDA Consultants Inc., Calgary
Migration of CO2 at Off-Shore and On-Shore Sequestration Sites

Bert van der Meer – TNO
Fluid Dynamics of the Hydrostatic Off-Shore Conditions at the Sleipner Site (Buoyant Behavior of CO2)

Robert Benson – Colorado School of Mines
Seismic Characterisation of Fluid Movements in CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery Projects

Phillip H. Nelson – (USGS, Lakewood)
Large Scale Deep Groundwater Flow Systems in the Area of the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandle.

Emil Frind – University of Waterloo and John Molson – Laval University
Modeling of Single and Multiphase Flow of Subsurface Fluids by Hubbert’s Force Potential

 K.U. Weyer – WDA Consultants Inc., Calgary; E. Frind – University of Waterloo; and J. Molson – Laval University
Physics, Field Occurrence, and Mathematical Modelling of Downward Directed ‘Buoyancy Forces’

TBA
Beyond Economides

OPEN “IN-THE-ROUND” “IPOD” DISCUSSION
Format: Presenters and Participants develop list of Issues / Problems / Opportunities / Directions

NETWORKING RECEPTION / POSTER SESSION

DAY 2

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

SESSION 3: Modeling – Calibration, Validation and Prediction

Co-Chair (Chair): Guoxiang Zhang, Shell Oil Company

Guoxiang Zhang – Shell Oil Company
Geochemical Reactive Transport Modeling of Dryout Processes During Injection of Supercritical CO2 into Deep Saline Formations

Jerry Jensen – University of Calgary
Testing Saline Aquifer Models with Sparse and Mixed Data Types

Hui-Hai Liu – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Use of a Dual-Continuum Approach for Modeling Coupled Hydro-mechanical Processes of CO2 Injection at In Salah, Algeria

James Damico – Illinois State Geological Survey
Characterization of Compartmental Reservoirs in Preparation for CO2 EOR Pilots within the Illinois Basin

OPEN “IN-THE-ROUND” “IPOD” DISCUSSION
Format: Presenters and Participants develop list of Issues / Problems / Opportunities / Directions

LUNCH: KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Tianfu Xu – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Reactive Transport Modeling for CO2 Geological Sequestration Reactive transport modeling is necessary to investigate long-term CO2 injection in deep saline aquifers, because aluminosilicate mineral alteration is very slow under ambient deep-aquifer conditions and is not amenable to experimental study. Reactive transport modeling can solve many problems and answer questions related to CO2 geological sequestration, including fate and transport of injected CO2, storage security or caprock integrate, and impact of potential leakage on the groundwater quality. In this talk, Tianfu will give an overview on the theory and numerical method, and then present reactive transport modeling examples.

SESSION 4: Storage

Co-Chair: Talib Syed, TSA, Inc.
Co-Chair: Charles Gorecki, University of North Dakota

Talib Syed – TSA, Inc.
Well Integrity Technical and Regulatory Considerations for CO2 Injection Wells

Ronald Surdam – Wyoming State Geological Survey
Geological Sequestration Opportunities in Wyoming

OPEN “IN-THE-ROUND” “IPOD” DISCUSSION
Format: Presenters and Participants develop list of Issues / Problems / Opportunities / Directions

SESSION 5: Geochemical Processes

Co-Chair: Ronald Klusman, Emeritus Professor, Colorado School of Mines
Co-Chair: Ben Rostron, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta

Ronald Klusman – Colorado School of Mines
Surface and Near-Surface Geochemical Detection of Gas Microseepage from CO2 Sequestration and CO2-EOR Projects.

Thomas (Marty) Parris – Kentucky Geological Survey
Geochemical Response of a Mississippian Sandstone Reservoir to CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery, Hopkins County, Kentucky

OPEN “IN-THE-ROUND” “IPOD” DISCUSSION
Format: Presenters and Participants develop list of Issues / Problems / Opportunities / Directions

SESSION 6: Geomechanics

Co-Chair: Eric Davis, Pinnacle
Co-Chair: Jonny Rutqvist, Lawrence Laboratories, Berkeley

Giacomo Falorni – TRE Canada Inc.
Recent Developments in InSAR techniques for monitoring surface deformation: applications in North America

Eric Davis – Pinnacle
Sensitivity of surface deformation monitoring to changes in fluid depth

Jonny Rutqvist – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Coupled non-isothermal modeling of ground surface deformations and induced seismicity at the In Salah CO2 storage operation

Spencer DeMar Riley – Schlumberger
Investigating Geomechanics of Salt Caverns in Bedded Salt for Use in Carbon Dioxide Energy Storage

OPEN “IN-THE-ROUND” “IPOD” DISCUSSION
Format: Presenters and Participants develop list of Issues / Problems / Opportunities / Directions

DAY 3

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

SESSION 7: EOR / Residual Oil Zones (ROZ)

Co-Chair: Bob Trentham
Co-Chair: Dwight Rychel, PTTC

Bob Trentham
Steve Whittaker
Demonstration to commercialization of CO2 capture, transportation and storage in a deep saline formation in Saskatchewan: the Aquistore Project

OPEN “IN-THE-ROUND” “IPOD” DISCUSSION
Format: Presenters and Participants develop list of Issues / Problems / Opportunities / Directions

LUNCH: KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

SESSION 8: Lessons Learned from Regional Consortia

Co-Chair: Tip Meckel, Gulf Coast Carbon Center
Co-Chair: Mary North-Abbott, Montana Tech

Jeffrey Eppink – Enegis, LLC
Coal-Fired Power Plants in the U.S.—Examining the Costs of Retrofitting with CO2 Capture Technology

Mary North-Abott – Montana Tech
Core Sample Flow Properties Changes due to Supercritical CO2 Exposure

Charles Gorecki / Ed Steadman
An overview of the lessons learned from the PCOR Partnerships Phase II Projects (completed) and what we have learn so far on our Phase III projects.

Ben Rostron – Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta
10+ years of CO2 injection at the IEA-GHG Weyburn-Midale Monitoring and Storage Project

OPEN “IN-THE-ROUND” “IPOD” DISCUSSION
Format: Presenters and Participants develop list of Issues / Problems / Opportunities / Directions

 

Still accepting proposals until July 1, 2010. Please email Susan Nash .
Snapshot: Register Now
Three-day workshop: 10-12 August
Documents and badges on-site
Certificate of Completion
Early Bird Pricing through July 5
$895 – AAPG Member
$995 – AAPG Nonmember
After July 5
$995 – AAPG Member
$1,095 – AAPG Nonmember

Contact: GTW Registrar
Tel: +918 560-2650
Fax: +918 560-2678
August 10-12, 2010 | Golden, CO (near Denver)

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