SPE Training Course

Energy Transition for Oil & Gas Professionals

Monday 5 June 2023

Credentials: 0,8 CEUs (PHD’s)

Learning Level: Introductory




Dr Srikanta Mishra
Technical Director for geo-energy modeling and analytics at Battelle Memorial Institute

Course Overview

There is growing recognition that a new energy paradigm is needed to curb the buildup of anthropogenic CO2 emissions in the atmosphere and the corresponding global warming related impacts. Many countries and companies are embarking on ambitious programs to reduce their carbon footprint and switch from carbon-intensive fossil fuels to greener energy feedstocks and carriers. This course is designed to help oil and gas professional position themselves for the impending energy transition by gaining an understanding of the relevant concepts/technologies and how they relate to their E&P expertise.

The course includes the following modules:

  1. New Energy Economy
    • Energy usage, CO2 emissions, global warming
    • Energy – climate nexus
    • Decarbonization pathways
  2. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
    • Rationale and business case for CCS
    • Assessment of storage capacity, injectivity and containment
    • Risk analysis, economic evaluation and permitting issues
    • Current status and future outlook
  3. Hydrogen Utilization and Hydrogen Underground Storage (HUS)
    • Hydrogen as energy feedstock and carrier
    • Analogy of HUS with underground gas storage and CCS
    • Storage in salt caverns v/s depleted reservoirs v/s aquifers
    • Characterization, modeling and operational considerations
  4. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Criteria
    • E – Performance as stewards of nature and environment
    • S – Managing relationships with employees, stakeholders and community
    • G – Leadership, compensation, audits and controls, and shareholder rights


Course Objectives

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of energy transition concepts that are relevant to the new energy economy and relatable to oil and gas professionals
  • Introduces new technologies pertinent to decarbonization strategies and discusses how E&P expertise can be adapted to these
  • Presents a balanced perspective on energy-climate nexus issues


Participant Profile

Oil and gas professionals (technical staff, managers, executives) who are interested in obtaining a foundational understanding of energy transition related concepts and technologies, and how to leverage their E&P related expertise for new energy economy opportunities.


Cancellation Policy

SPE reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses at will. Notification of changes will be made as quickly as possible; please keep this in mind when arranging travel, as SPE is not responsible for any fees charged for cancelling or changing travel arrangements.


*This course is NOT included in the All Access Package.

08:00Departure from conference center Messe Wien
09:00 – 09:20Safety introduction ITC
09:20 – 10:50ITC / TECH Center & Lab
10:50 – 11:00Group exchange
11:00 – 12:30ITC / TECH Center & Lab
12:30 – 13:30Lunch at the ITC event area
14:30Arrival back at conference center Messe Wien
OMV Innovation & Technology Center in Gänserndorf, Detailansicht Ausstellungsraum
OMV Innovation & Technology Center in Gänserndorf, Detailansicht Ausstellungsraum
OMV Innovation & Technology Center in Gänserndorf, Detailansicht Ausstellungsraum