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A Journey Through a Carbon Capture Focused Core Analysis Program

Sponsored by: Premier Oilfield Group

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:
25 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 University of Houston
4450 University Dr
Houston, Texas 77204
United States


Sean Arrington Sean Arrington 2022-2022 RMA Lab Supervisor, Premier Oilfield Group, USA
Michael Charles Dix Michael Dix 2022-2022 Principal Geoscientist, Premier Oilfield Group, USA
Dawn Schmidli Hayes Dawn Hayes 2022-2022 Geological Advisor - Sedimentology, Premier Oilfield Group, USA
Santhosh Narashimhan Santhosh Narashimhan 2022-2022 Principle Geomechanics Spe, Premier Oilfield Group
Jules Reed Jules Reed 2022-2022 Global Technology Manager, Premier Oilfield Group, USA
Babak Shafei Babak Shafei 2022-2022 CEO, AquaNRG, USA
David Sutton David Sutton 2022-2022 Director Projects, Premier Oilfield Group, USA
Frank Zamora Frank Zamora 2022-2022 SVP US Operations, Premier Oilfield Group, USA