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Geothermal energy 4 - developments in the UK

Mine water heat, carboniferous limestone, research
Charlotte Adams
» Principal Manager – Mine Water Heat
» The Coal Authority
Darren Jones
» Deep Geothermal Resource Lead – Decarbonisation and Resource Management
» British Geological Survey
Dr Mark Ireland
» Lecturer in Energy Geosciences
» Newcastle University

Full Agenda

Friday, January 21, 2022

Hear about research and developments on using heat in UK coal mines, geothermal potential in deep carboniferous limestone, and geothermal research at Newcastle University.

Charlotte Adams, Principal manager, Mine Water Heat with the UK's Coal Authority, will talk about her work finding ways to exploit heat in UK coal mines.

Darren Jones, Deep Geothermal Resource Lead – Decarbonisation and Resource Management with the British Geological Survey will discuss work on deep geothermal potential in UK carboniferous limestone - for heating and also work done in Cornwall for power generation,

Dr Mark Ireland, Lecturer in Energy Geoscience, Geothermal research projects at Newcastle University, will discuss his research on UK geothermal.

Followed by a panel discussion chaired by Greg Coleman of Future Energy Partners.

This webinar is at 1pm - 2pm London time

Past webinars in this series:

May 28 2021 - Geothermal Success
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Jul 9 2021 - Building a Geothermal Energy Business
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Oct 15 2021 - Geothermal Energy Case Studies: Exploiting newly abandoned or late-life E&P wells
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Conference producer - Avinga Pallangyo,

Event moderator - David Bamford,


13:00 Karl Jeffery - editor
Finding Petroleum

Geothermal energy 4 - developments in the UK - video of whole webinar

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Karl Jeffery is editor and co-founder of Digital Energy Journal, and conference producer of Finding Petroleum. He is also publisher of Carbon Capture Journal and Tanker Operator, and co-founder of Digital Ship, a publishing and events company covering digital technology for the deep sea maritime industry. He has a BEng in chemical engineering from Nottingham University

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13:00 Charlotte Adams - Principal Manager – Mine Water Heat
The Coal Authority

Charlotte is the Principal Manager for Mine Water Heat at The Coal Authority.

She is a geologist/hydrogeologist by training and gained her PhD from Newcastle University in 1999. This focused on treating the polluted discharges flowing from historically abandoned lead-zinc mines in the North Pennines. Latterly she worked on coal mines designing low cost ways to treat mine water when it reaches surface.

Spending time above and below ground taking water samples from mines sparked her interest in the potential of using mine water for heat and she spent 11 years at Durham University undertaking geothermal research. Charlotte remains an advisor to Durham Energy Institute and has been promoting the geothermal potential of the UK for over a decade.

Charlotte was awarded the Aberconway Medal from the Geological Society of London in 2018 which recognises distinction in the practice of applied or economic geoscience with special reference to work in industry and her work has recently featured on BBC The One Show and Countryfile.

The Coal Authority
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13:15 Darren Jones - Deep Geothermal Resource Lead – Decarbonisation and Resource Management
British Geological Survey

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13:30 Dr Mark Ireland - Lecturer in Energy Geosciences
Newcastle University

Mark is a Lecturer in Energy Geosciences at Newcastle University.

He is a geoscientist by training with a PhD from Durham University.

He has extensive experience of the interpretation of geophysical data and over 8 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas industry, both onshore and offshore, with bp.

In 2019 he was appointed to his current role where his research spans the broad area of geoenergy, and focuses on the interpretation and modelling of subsurface data.

Currently Mark is involved in a variety of geoenergy research projects including: deep closed loop geothermal systems; geophysical exploration methods for geothermal; heat flow modelling; geological storage of hydrogen; repurposing oil and gas infrastructure and geological disposal of radioactive waste.

His research is funded through UKRI, collaborations with local and regional stakeholders and industry partners across the energy sector. He is a fellow of the Geological Society and a member of the Energy Group Committee.

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13:45 Greg Coleman -
Future Energy Partners Ltd


Greg has over 40 years experience in the oil and gas industry including over 30 years experience with BP plc following which he served as CEO of a private equity backed company he co-founded called Canamens and subsequently as CEO of a listed company on the London Stock Exchange called Independent Resources plc subsequently refinanced and renamed now called Echo Energy plc.

At BP, Greg served as Business Leader for BP Norway, Head of Investor Relations and finally as group Vice President for Health, Safety, Security and Environment at global remit before retiring in 2006.

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