Title: British Geological Survey near-surface gas monitoring for CO2 storage and other energy-related projects
Speaker: Dr David Jones, British Geological Survey
Abstract: The British Geological Survey has been involved in near surface monitoring for CCS for the last 15 years and recently has become active in baseline studies for shale gas and in geothermal projects. An overview of the work will be presented in the context of UK and European developments in these areas and the associated research framework and projects. The focus of the talk will be onshore although the developing UK CCS projects all involve offshore storage. Much of our experience in monitoring has been outside the UK. It includes work on natural CO2 seepage sites in Europe and at large scale storage projects in Canada and Algeria. Given recent developments in shale gas in the UK we have become involved in studies on baseline conditions ahead of potential exploration and development of this resource. The University of Nottingham and BGS have recently established a GeoEnergy Research Centre (GERC) and I will introduce the GeoEnergy Test Bed site that is being developed by the Centre.
Title: InSAR Everywhere: Monitoring Land Motion in Rural Areas and Implications for Shale Gas Regulation
Speaker: Dr Andy Sowter, University of Nottingham
Abstract: The University of Nottingham have recently developed a unique method for the monitoring of land motion in rural areas using stacks satellite interferometric SAR (InSAR) observations. Called the ISBAS technique, it is able to measure millimetric rates of motion over very wide areas with almost complete coverage and has been demonstrated over most land cover classes including forestry, agriculture and peatland classes, as well as urban and rocky terrains. In this presentation, we will showcase some of the astonishing ISBAS results derived from a number of satellite missions and demonstrate its potential for the support of fracking regulation in the UK.
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