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A Journey Through a Carbon Capture Focused Core Analysis Program


Friday, 1 April 2022, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  |  Houston, Texas

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Who Should Attend

Geoscientists and engineers currently interested in CO2 injection/storage well core analysis requirements outlined in EPA Class VI UIC Guideline regulatory documents


This workshop will present a comprehensive analytical program designed to generate rock and fluid analysis data needed to satisfy regulatory requirements for CO2 injection/storage wells

Course Content

This course will explore the best techniques and workflows when approaching a whole core analysis program where the end goal is to mitigate risk associated with any carbon monoxide/dioxide injection project. The program will be broken up into the following categories all focused specifically on CCUS injection and confining zones.

  • Reservoir Characterization
  • Porosity & Permeability (Routine and Special Core Analysis Methods)
  • Rock Mechanical Properties
  • Fluid-Fluid & Fluid-Rock Interactions
  • Upscaling, Integration, and Applications (Petrophysics, Static/Dynamic Subsurface Modeling)

Itinerary Roster

The program will be broken up into two groups that will rotate stations through the laboratory to increase the face time with technical experts and lab equipment. Below is a summary of the stations.

  • Station A - Reservoir Characterization
    • mineralogy quantification and fluid interactions
    • core description & chemostratigraphic relationships
    • petrographic analysis (thin sections & SEM)
  • Station B - Porosity & Permeability Measurements
    • Routine Core Analysis
    • Special Core Analysis
      • Threshold Entry Pressure
      • Relative Permeability (critical CO2 injection)
  • Station C - Rock Mechanical Property Measurements
    • Sample preparation
    • Static & Dynamic measurements (live testing)
  • Station D - Fluid-Fluid & Fluid-Rock Interaction
    • Formation fluid to injected fluid interaction
    • Fluid-Fluid & Fluid-Rock interactions near the wellbore and further away
  • Station E - Upscaling, Integration, and Applications
    • Injection volumetrics
    • Petrophysical modeling
    • Reactive Transport Modeling


Register for this field trip during CCUS registration


Attendee Limit:
40 Participants
Departs from and returns to the Hilton University Houston
Ground transportation, lunch, refreshments, and digital guidebook.
Transportation to and from Premier Oilfield Groups Laboratory & Core Processing Facility will be provided. Outside temperatures can range from 75-100 degrees Fahrenheit, but most of this trip will take place in a climate-controlled building for the duration of the tour.  With respect to COVID precautions, Premier Oilfield Group will be following CDC guidelines and recommendations (currently masks are required for non-vaccinated individuals). Closed toed shoes are required to access certain parts of the lab. Eye protection (safety glasses) will be provided for all attendees.


A Journey Through a Carbon Capture Focused Core Analysis Program
Hilton Univeristy of Houston
4450 University Dr
Houston, Texas 77204
United States


Bryan Guzman Bryan Guzman 2022-2022 Senior Account Manager, Premier Oilfield Group, USA
Timothy Prather Timothy Prather 2022-2022 Premier Oilfield Group, USA