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TPG4255 - CO2 Storage: Operation and Integrity of Engineered CO2 Storage

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Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021

Course content

Scientific basis and engineering practice for CO2 storage, CO2 phase behaviour and flow dynamics, engineering and geomechanics of geological storage, injection well design and operation, geophysical and geochemical monitoring, enhanced oil and gas recovery using CO2.

Learning outcome

The students will understand engineered CO2 storage, including the (i) physics and engineering of CO2-rich gases, (ii) the geology and geomechanics of the storage complex and (iii) the monitoring of the reservoir and long-term storage integrity. The students will be capable of analytical assessments of CO2 storage capacity, site management and risk analysis. They should be able to interpret down-hole well data and geophysical monitoring data using case-studies. The students should be able to use analytical and mathematical methods, and tools as Excel and Matlab. Finally, as part of study teams, they should be able to design the disposal plan for a large-scale CO2 storage project.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises. Compulsory group design project amounts to 20% of the final grade. Lectures are held in English if international master's students attend. The course is taught every second year.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (80%) and evaluation of compulsory group project (20%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. If the teaching is given in English, the examination papers will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments. If there is a re-sit examination, the form of assessment may be changed from written to oral examination. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

IPCC Special Report (Ch.5 Underground geological storage. http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/special-reports/srccs/srccs_chapter5.pdf; Cooper, C. (Ed), 2009, A Technical Basis for Carbon Dioxide Storage
www.co2captureproject.org. Nordbotten and Celia, 2012, Geological Storage of CO2, Wiley, 2012. Several key papers will also be reviewed as part of course work.

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

No

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Petroleum Geosciences
  • Petroleum Engineering
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum

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Examination

  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
Examination

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