Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies have tremendous potential for reducing CO2 emissions and mitigating global climate change. These technologies encourage economic growth and have manageable influence on energy use. Deploying these technologies on a commercial-scale will require expanding the work-force (including geologists, engineers, scientists, and technicians) trained in CCS specialties. Training of the existing CCS workforce and the development of new professionals can be accomplished through fundamental research and educational opportunities.
These CCS technology areas include: simulation and risk assessment; monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA); development of geological related analytical tools and interpretation methods; methods to interpret geophysical models; well completion; public outreach; and the integrity of potential reservoirs for long-term CO2 storage.