CCS - SP009

Monitoring CO2 Storage

Course summary

The course will consider the range of potential leakage mechanisms that need to be assessed. It will include a detailed consideration of the monitoring strategies available to assure the safety and integrity of the CO2 storage site.

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand the key issues relating to the monitoring of CO2 storage sites.
  2. Appreciate the causes of leakage and how they may be monitored.
  3. Understand the principles of risk assessment in CCS projects.

Course content

  • CO2 risk of leakage from CCS sites and borehole issues.
  • CO2 leakage associated with geomechanical issues.
  • Monitoring and risk assessment of CCS projects.


Courses covering an Introduction to CCS and the Geological Storage of  CO2 are prerequisites for this course.