Geophysical Monitoring of CO2 Storage

Course Description

The course discusses various methods for monitoring subsurface injection of CO2. Specifically, the following topics will be covered:

  • Rock physics related to injection of CO2 into porous rock
  • Time-lapse seismic methods
  • Gravity and electromagnetic methods
  • Saturation and pressure effects
  • Early detection of leakage
  • Mapping overburden geology and identification of potential weakness zones
  • Field examples
  • Well integrity issues
  • Using gas leakage as a proxy to study potential leakage of CO2
  • Laboratory experiments of CO2 flooding including acoustic measurements

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to understand possibilities and challenges related to geophysical monitoring of a CO2 injection process.

Participants’ Profile

The course is designed for geoscientists working in oil companies, service companies and research organizations.


Participants should have knowledge of basic geophysics and some geology.

About the Instructor

Prof. Dr Martin Landrø received an M.S. (1983) and Ph.D. (1986) in physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. From 1986 to 1989, he worked at SERES. From 1989 to 1996, he was employed at IKU Petroleum Research as a research geophysicist and manager. From 1996 to 1998, he worked as a specialist at Equinor’s research center in Trondheim. Since 1998, Landrø has been a professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Petroleum Engineering and Applied Geophysics. He received the Norman Falcon award from EAGE in 2000 and the award for best paper in GEOPHYSICS in 2001. In 2004 he received the Norwegian Geophysical award, and in 2007 Equinor’s researcher prize. He received the SINTEF award for outstanding pedagogical activity in 2009. In 2010 he received the Louis Cagniard award from EAGE and in 2011 the Eni award (New Frontiers in Hydrocarbons). In 2012 Landrø received the Conrad Schlumberger award from EAGE. Landrø’s research interests include seismic inversion, marine seismic acquisition, and 4D and 4C seismic. In 2012 Landrø received the IOR award from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. He is a member of EAGE, SEG, The Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences and The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters.