Geomechanical Aspects of CO2 Storage

Reservoir Description and Dynamics

Course Description

This course is an overview of the essential geomechanical aspects to consider when assessing the suitability of a carbon storage site and maintaining the site safely over time. Participants will gain an understanding of the many factors that can affect the well, reservoir and caprock integrity of potential geological carbon storage sites.


  • The basic concepts of stress and strain, including mechanical and acoustic properties, rock strength, pore pressure and in-situ stresses
  • Geomechanical responses to CO2 injection
  • A recommended geomechanics data acquisition program and introduction to coupled reservoir Geomechanics simulation for the analysis of caprock integrity
  • Effective reservoir monitoring, including injection-induced microseismicity, and techniques for monitoring ground and subsurface deformations

Learning Level

Introductory to Intermediate

Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend

The technology behind the Geomechanical sequestration of CO2 has advanced rapidly in the last few years. This course is an excellent opportunity to introduce yourself to the subject, or to bring your knowledge up to speed.

Who Attends

This course is for engineers , researchers, geoscientists, technologists, and regulators involved in CO2 sequestration.


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14 day window will not be refunded.  Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

Training sessions attached to SPE conferences and workshops follow the cancellation policies stated on the event information page.  Please check that page for specific cancellation information.

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.

We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.

Full regional cancellation policies can be found at the Cancellation Policy page within the SPE Training Course Catalog.


This course will be taught by a Schlumberger Limited training instructor.