Workshop 5

Large scale CO2 and energy storage studies and their sealing/leakage challenges​ Friday June 14th | Room


  • Balazs Badics (Wintershall Dea)
  • Benjamin Udo Emmel (SINTEF)
  • Amir Ghaderi (SINTEF)


Different maturity levels of CO2 and energy storage studies will be presented and discussed, focusing on capacities, containment (trap, reservoir properties, top seal and their assessments). The workshop will discuss large scale screening studies and detailed reservoir simulations with a focus on e.g., individual well injectivity rates and the optimalisation of number and type of wells needed to reach anticipated capacities. Furthermore, the workshop will gather contributions focusing on assessment of historical hydrocarbon exploration areas bringing new insights on legacy well characterization, monitoring, and capacity estimates.

Sub-Topics that will be covered in the workshop:

Subsurface assessment of storage sites, focusing on their:

  • container size & properties (trap, reservoir properties, and their assessments),
  • assessment of the top seal & leakage risks; and also the
  • mapping & size and impacts of the connected aquifer for the regional/local pressure build-up.
  • estimation of the individual well injectivity rates and the
  • optimalisation of number and type of wells needed to the desired total project injection capacity


Evaluation and risk-assessment of shut down fields bringing new insights on:

  • legacy well characterization
  • monitoring of potential leakage
  • capacity estimates
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Participant Profile

Geoscientists (geologists, geophysicists, geo-modellers, petrophysicists) & reservoir engineers, drilling engineers, economists working with the assessment & development of CCS sites and projects.

Workshop Programme

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09:30Introduction to the workshop
● Geophysics in geoenergy and groundwater-related studies: recent examples from Finland – M. Malinowski (Geological Survey of Finland – GTK)
● High-resolution sub-bottom profiling for the characterization of shallow riverbed sediments in the Möll river, Rottau, Carinthia – C.G. Eichkitz (Geo5)
10:30Coffee Break
● Exploring the potential of continuous monitoring of CO2 injection using dense passive seismic data – T.Li (Chongqing University)
● The MSS Network – an example for low-cost monitoring of near-surface seismic processes – S. Mertl (Mertl Research)
● Microseismic monitoring with surface and shallow borehole sensors: example of improved detection at surface – L. Eisner (Microseismic)
13:00Panel Discussion: Opportunities and challenges for the Near Surface community in the energy transition – L. Kirchberger (WienEnergie), M. Martin (Global Maritime), D. Orlowski (DMT Group), J. Robertsson (ETH Zürich)
● Near-surface geophysics for different applications in the energy transition – I. Schlögel (Geosphere Austria)
● Subsurface characterization through borehole geophysics: An application to a geothermal reservoir – A. Shakas (ETH Zurich)
15:20Coffee Break
15:40Interactive Session
17:00End of the Workshop