Carbon Capture, Transportation & Storage (CCS) Training Course

Pace is pleased to support BP in their training needs in low-carbon energy engineering. This document outlines our training course on Carbon Capture, Transportation & Storage (CCS), which has been recently adapted to meet BP’s requirements and to include the latest developments in the field. Our expertise and advanced knowledge in the CCS industry make us uniquely qualified to provide this training course.

The course is designed to provide the delegates with awareness on the design and operation of CCS systems. The delegates will gain knowledge and understanding of technical issues (flow assurance, process, safety, etc.) encountered in the design and operation of whole-chain CCS systems.

Course Delivery & Date

The course will be held on the 1-3 December 2020.

14:30 – 17:30 GMT (-6 CST)





The course will be delivered by Matt Healey.

Matt has 24 years of experience as a flow assurance engineer, process engineer, safety engineer, and project manager in the hydrocarbon and CCS industries. He is a world leader in the design and modelling of CCS pipeline transport networks.

Matt is also the founder and owner of Pace Flow Assurance, the largest independent flow assurance-led consultancy in the UK. Pace was founded in 2017, and has offices in London and in Kuala Lumpur. Under Matt’s direction, Pace is a world leader in project delivery for design of CCS transport networks, and is delivering world- first research in house and in partnership with industry bodies, universities, and other companies.

Matt is also a member of ISO Technical Committee 265, which is responsible for standards related to carbon dioxide capture, transportation, and geological storage.



Part 1


  • Case study and motivation
  • Carbon neutrality and industrial decarbonisation
  • CCUS value chain
  • Global CCUS outlook
  • Global experience in CO2 transportation in pipeline

Fundamentals of carbon capture, utilisation and storage

  • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
  • Oxyfuel
  • Post-combustion
  • Pre-combustion
  • Hydrogen production
  • CO2 utilisation
  • Geological CO2 sequestration and storage: reservoirs and saline
  • aquifers
  • Leakage and monitoring

Transportation of CO2

  • Ship
  • Pipeline

Thermodynamic behaviour of CO2

  • Practical (re)introduction to thermodynamics and transport properties
  • Modelling challenges
  • Equations of state
  • Impact of impurities in CO2 streams on thermodynamic properties •
  • Review of thermodynamic property packages •
  • Practical session

Part 2

Operating modes of CO2 transport network

  • Single phase operation - gas, liquid, dense phase and supercritical
  • Multiphase operation
  • Operating margins
  • Practical session

Operating philosophy of CO2 transport networks

  • Normal steady-state operation
  • Shutdown and cooldown
  • Restart
  • Depressurisation
  • Hydrate management

Thermal-hydraulic modelling of CO2 transportation networks

  • Modelling challenges
  • Review of single and multiphase flow simulators
  • Current practices in modelling of CO2 transportation networks

Designing a CCUS network: a practical guide

  • Planning and concept selection Safety case
  • Technical risk
  • Execution risk
  • Transitioning from design to operation

Case study: The HyNet project

  • Project story
  • Key challenges
  • Discussion
  • Solutions