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SC-05 Principles of Energy Storage and Carbon Capture Storage and Utilization

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

Friday, 1 October 2021, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Denver, Colorado

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Who Should Attend

Managers, geologists, engineers, and geophysicists interested in increasing their understanding of the emerging field of Energy Storage and CCSU.


Energy Storage and CCSU are emerging fields that are already new business opportunity for petroleum professionals. This workshop reviews the basics of different Energy Storage Technologies, CCSU, and injection induced seismicity. The workshop will discuss the risk and uncertainty in these storage programs using case studies from natural gas storage and CCSU. The CCSU portion will go through elements of site screening, site selection, and site design with primary focus on geologic and characterization aspects of each. Commercial aspects CO2 storage, e.g. injection permits and tax credits, will be included. In addition, the workshop will show how enhanced oil recovery is involved with the business of CCSU.

Course Content

  • Underground Energy Storage Technologies
    • Underground Natural Gas Storage
    • Hydrogen Storage
    • Compressed Air Energy Storage
    • Geothermal Energy Storage
  • CCSU: an emerging industry
    • CO₂ storage (trapping) mechanisms and containment (caprock) considerations
      • CO₂ plume migration (reservoir modeling)
      • Leakage pathways
    • Site screening
    • Site selection and reservoir characterization
    • CO₂ plume migration (reservoir modeling)
    • CO₂ enhanced oil recovery and CO₂ storage
    • Commercialization
      • Injection permit
        • Class 6 permit application, what do you need?
      • US IRS 45Q tax credit: MRV Plan
      • California Low Carbon Fuel Standard carbon credits
      • SPE Storage Resources Management System
  • Induced Seismicity Risk
    • Injection of fluids into the subsurface
      • Technological development timeline
      • Evolution of microseismicity mapping
    • Geological interpretation and context
      • Subsurface interpretation from reservoir stimulation
      • Injection-related induced seismicity in CCS
      • Illinois Basin Sequestration Projects
    • Induced seismicity hazard
      • Stimulation versus storage
      • Volumes versus fluid type


Professionals: $300
Professionals in Transition: $150
Students: $95
Course notes in electronic form


SC-05 Principles of Energy Storage and Carbon Capture Storage and Utilization
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St
Denver, Colorado 80202
United States


Scott Frailey Scott Frailey 2021-2021 Illinois State Geological Survey, USA
Hannes Edmund Leetaru Hannes Leetaru 2021-2021 University of Illinois, USA
Steve Whittaker Steve Whittaker 2021-2021 Director Energy Research & Development, ISGS, USA
Sherilyn C. Williams-Stroud Sherilyn Williams-Stroud 2021-2021 Research Scientist, Illinois State Geological Survey, USA