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British Geological Survey/NCCCS – The long-term fate of CO2 in the subsurface environment.
Professor Mike Stephenson, Head of Science (Energy) at the British Geological Survey (BGS) will lead a Global CCS Institute webinar on the long-term fate of CO2 in the subsurface environment.
The webinar will address key questions often raised about storage sites, including on available volumes and possible injection rates, monitoring and verification approaches, detecting and mitigating leaks, how to regulate and insure, all mindful of what may happen to the injected CO2 over 100, 500 and 1000 years.
Founded in 1835, the British Geological Survey (BGS) is the world's oldest national geological survey, and the United Kingdom's premier centre for earth science information and expertise. As a public sector organisation BGS is responsible for advising the UK Government on all aspects of geoscience, as well as providing impartial geological advice to industry, academia and the public.
Professor Stephenson earned a BSc, MSc and PhD from the University of Sheffield and Imperial College, London as well as various postgraduate teaching qualifications. Mike runs the Energy Programme at BGS including carbon capture and storage, hydrocarbons, renewables and unconventional energy and is the first Director of the Nottingham Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage, a joint venture between the BGS and the University of Nottingham.
Mike will be joined in this discussion by his colleague Jonathan Pearce, has more than 24 years experience with BGS. He has been involved in CO2 storage research since the early 1990s and has led a number of research projects on long-term geochemical processes and the development of shallow monitoring tools in CO2 Storage. More recently he has developed expertise in CO2 storage regulation and strategic development, as well as undertaking due-diligence reviews for a number of research, pilot and large-scale demonstration projects internationally. His research has allowed him to collaborate with other researchers globally including in China, Australia, Canada, South Africa and widely across Europe.