DLP Webinar:  Carbon Capture and Storage Plan for the Decarbonization of the Asturias Industrial Hub

Webinar details
Instructor:   Mahdi Bakhtbidar
Duration:   30 min include Q&A
Main topics:   Carbon Capture and Geological Storage
Language:  English

Next Delivery: 6 October 2023, 10:00 CEST

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The carbon capture and geological storage of CO2 (CCS), is widely acknowledged as a crucial technology for reducing greenhouse gases emissions. To create a successful decarbonization plan through CCS, it is important to first identify the source of emissions, develop a commercial carbon capture and storage network to transport captured CO2, and then inject it into a suitable geological formation. This lecture presents a multi-stage data evaluation process that was conducted to create a plan for developing a complete industrial CCS cluster. The study focused on the Asturias region (Spain) as a large CO2 emission source and priority decarbonization target, and used publicly available information on storage structures to identify the most appropriate storage site for the captured CO2 through a multi-staged source-to-sink assessment methodology. The methodology involved testing multiple scenarios to provide a sensitivity analysis of the best candidate, which was found to be the Iglesias-UT structure. Finally, the selected storage site was re-evaluated in greater detail by interpreting its petrophysical properties to analyze the uncertainties of the structure.

Participants' Profile

Individuals and organizations interested in mitigating climate change using carbon capture and geological storage. This includes researchers, students, policymakers, and industry professionals in the energy, environmental and geoscience sectors.

About the Lecturer

I'm a PhD candidate enrolled at the University of Barcelona. The topic of the upcoming lecture pertains to my master's thesis research, which involved identifying the most appropriate geological structures in Spain for a secure and cost-effective carbon capture and storage system. My previous professional experience encompasses 10 years in various positions, including drilling engineer, geologist, and researcher for multiple oil firms and research organizations. Furthermore, I've been actively engaged with the EAGE community as a reviewer and session chair since 2013, held the position of president for the EAGE student chapter in Iran for two years, and led a student squad from the University of Barcelona to secure the second-place award in the EAGE Minus CO2 Challenge in 2020. My primary research interests are centered around energy transition strategies, carbon capture and geological storage, geological modeling, and numerical modeling.