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Fundamentals of Geological CO2 Storage (GEOL90043)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeGEOL90043
Winter Term
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The assessment and development of deep subsurface CO2 l storage sites requires a diverse range of technical skills as well as a good understanding of regulatory and environmental protection requirements and objectives, and socio-political advocacy. This course comprises five days of lectures and practical exercises covering the workflow of technical / scientific assessments, discussing common problems and industry best-practice to achieve safe and secure geological storage of CO2. Following an introductory ‘back-story’ to carbon capture and carbon utilisation, the work flow will commence with basin and play scale analyses and rapidly focus onto portfolio management for storage site screening, storage site selection and site analysis for future appraisal and development operations.

Intended learning outcomes

• Understand the complete spectrum and work flow of geological storage site selection and analysis.
• Identify and apply screening criteria for storage site selection and appraisal planning
• Evaluate data gaps, uncertainties and risks and plan mitigating circumstances
• Develop an awareness of the long term planning required to mature a site to the development stage
• Understand the complex of multi-disciplinary skills brought to bear on the process
• Access networks and resources to facilitate storage site evaluation and management.

Generic skills

  • Exercise critical judgement;
  • undertake rigorous and independent thinking;
  • adopt a problem-solving approach to new and unfamiliar tasks;
  • develop high-level written report and/or oral presentation skills;
  • interrogate, synthesise and interpret the published literature;
  • work as part of a team.

Last updated: 21 February 2019