Geomechanical Aspects of CO2 Storage

Reservoir Description and Dynamics


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.

Topics Include:

  • 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 Should Attend

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


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

Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Send cancellation requests by email to; by fax to +1.866.460.3032 (US) or +1.972.852.9292 (outside US); or mail to SPE Registration, PO Box 833836, Richardson, TX 75083.


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