Workshop 1

CCS Monitoring “Lessons Learned, Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies” Sunday June 9th – Monday June 10th | Room 2


  • Bruce Webb (Eni)
  • Tillmann Roth (Wintershall DEA)
  • Bastien Dupuy (SINTEF)
  • Elodie Morgan (SpotLight)
  • Herve Chauris (Mines Paris)
  • Alexandre Kazantsev (Storengy)
  • Sara Minisini (Shell)


Climate change has revolutionized the overall Oil and Gas industry. Since the Paris climate accord carbon storage has been noted as one of the methods to overcome climate change.

These challenging projects have flourished in all continents. C02 injection is being planned and used in mostly aquifer but also depleted reservoirs. Injecting C02 in the reservoir assumes a very good geological understanding of the storage area. The public as well as the government bodies need to be assured at all times of the sustainability of the production strategy being used. Monitoring the injection of the C02 is key for comforting the stakeholders of the good measures being taken.

Such a challenging task brings many opportunities to our G&G community with surface seismic, fiber optics, VSPs, passive seismic, predictive maintenance, environmental monitoring and potential methods, …. to monitor the injection and the migration of the C02 plume in the reservoir.

However, monitoring comes with a cost which for such project may be detrimental to its return on investment but crucial to all stakeholders. Therefore, it is important to understand the monitoring strategies and get the right information at the right time to make the correct decision on the field.

The first edition of a workshop dedicated to CCS monitoring aims at discussing lessons learned from past projects, news ideas and showcasing the methodologies of acquiring, processing and interpreting monitoring data whilst understanding our regulatory needs.  

Participant Profile

The Technical Committee invites geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers, practitioners, innovators and industry experts to contribute to this workshop and share their achievements and challenges, which will help to bring all the attendees up to speed on CCS monitoring strategies. Case histories from the participants and developments from the researchers in the industry and from academia are also welcome.


Workshop Programme

Sunday June 9th (Part 1)

09:00Welcome by Co-Chairs and Workshop objectives
09:10Opening Address - Bruce Webb (Eni)
Session 1: Lessons Learned and upcoming storage projects.
09:30The Sleipner C02 injection site: A laboratory for monitoring techniques. - A-K. Furre (Equinor)
09:50Risk-based MMV for efficient, long-term storage of C02: lessons learned from Quest - M. Dean (Shell Global Solutions International)
10:10Carbon Management Canada’s CaMI-FRS CCS Pilot Site: Advancing Technologies for Carbon Storage Monitoring - M.Macquet or B. Kolkman-Quinn (Carbon Management Canada)
10:30Experience from the Svelvik CO2 Field Lab - M. Jordan (SINTEF)
10:50Panel Discussion
11:20Coffee Break
11:40Northern Lights Monitoring: A plan in continuous evolution - C. Acuna, M. Vinchon (Northern Lights JV)
12:10Lunch Break
13:10Iris license CCS project – fast track to success - C. Tang (INEOS)
13:30From generic monitoring-concepts to a risk-based and site-specific MMV-strategy for the Porthos CCS-project - G. Thürschmid (EBN)
13:50Panel Discussion
Session 2: Recent advances in seismic monitoring
14:30Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing for C02 storage monitoring.- A.L. Stork (Silixa)
14:50Adaptive monitoring of plume migration; evaluating the potential of surface DAS - M. Branston (SLB)
15:10Coffee Break
15:30Evolving the seismic MMV plan: connecting pre-injection planning and operational monitoring - M. Kent (CGG)
15:50Navigating the future: Insights from recent CCS 3D streamer seismic surveys - M. Widmaier (PGS)
16:10Evaluating XHR acquisition solution and OBN potential for CCS monitoring; Sleipner case study - S. David (TGS)
16:30Reflection oriented workflow time lapse FWI - F.A. Fachtony (Universite de Grenoble, Seiscope)
16:50Neural networks driven full waveform inversion for CO2 monitoring - B. Boddupalli (SINTEF)
17:10Panel Discussion
17:50Workshop day 1 wrap - up

Monday June 10th (Part 2)

08:00Welcome by Co-Chairs
Session 3: Status on monitoring from Regulators
08:05The status and Direction of MMV in Carbon Storage: A UKCS perspective - R. Hodgkinson (NSTA)
08:25C02 monitoring technologies on the Norwegian Continental Shelf – some reflections - K. Engenes (Norwegian Offshore Directorate)
08:45The start of underground C02 storage in the Netherlands; a state-supervision perspective - N.J. Hardebol (Dutch State Supervision of Mines (SSM))
09:05Coffee Break
Session 4: Cost effective monitoring approaches
09:20How frequently do we need to monitor: Predictive Maintenance to move beyond regular timeframe - E. Morgan, H. Al Khatib (Spotlight)
09:40Smart monitoring in the Greensand project- T. Roth (Wintershall DEA)
10:00Sparse long-term, low-cost reservoir monitoring - P. Eliasson (SINTEF)
10:20Cost-constrained seismic monitoring: Robust time-lapse wavefield imaging from sparse DAS data - Prof. B. Biondi (Stanford)
10:40Coffee Break
11:00Processing surface DAS data; evaluating the challenges to reveal the opportunities-R. Bachrach (SLB)
11:20Robust and cost-effective monitoring of induced seismic- B. Goertz-Allmann (NORSAR)
11:40Underground gas storage monitoring with seismic ambient noise interferometry: attempts and perspectives - T. Kremer (Geolinks)
12:00Panel Discussion
12:40Lunch Break
Session 5: Non – seismic methods and environmental monitoring.
13:30Characterization and monitoring of injected C02 using Multiphysics approaches: an example from a carbonate reservoir - M. MacGregor (Petronas)
13:50CSEM as a tool for C02 monitoring: sensitivity and technology requirements - K. Eide (Allton)
14:10Environmental MMV for offshore storage – challenges and solutions - Prof. J. Blackford (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
14:30Panel discussion
14:50Workshop wrap - up