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Monitoring of Offshore CO2 Storage Sites - How can we be really sure that it is staying there.


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Friday, April 21, 2023
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Ensuring that CO2 injected into underground formations remains there seems like quite a simple problem to solve.

We can image and monitor it in the storage formation, then if it comes to the surface we can detect it with various chemical and acoustic sensors. As we start to unpack these approaches we quickly find that they are fraught with uncertainties. Many things can look like abnormal behaviour, will this mean that there is a leak and how can we be certain of the data. We find ourselves in the position of having to prove a negative, when it is very much in our interest to do so. This gives an extremely high burden of proof in a regulatory environment that puts the responsibility onto the operator to prove best practice.

This talk will examine the methods that can be used to ensure containment and conformity of CO2 stored offshore. In using layered data from multiple sources a high degree of confidence can be achieved and how operators can leverage this confidence to adapt their operations as injection continues.

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13:00 Karl Jeffery - editor
Finding Petroleum

Welcome & Introduction


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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13:10 Robert Hines - Principal advisor, CCUS
Inosys

Monitoring of Offshore CO2 Storage Sites – How can we be really sure that it is staying there


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Talk Description
Ensuring that CO2 injected into underground formations remains there seems like quite a simple problem to solve. We can image and monitor it in the storage formation, then if it comes to the surface we can detect it with various chemical and acoustic sensors.

As we start to unpack these approaches we quickly find that they are fraught with uncertainties. Many things can look like abnormal behaviour, will this mean that there is a leak and how can we be certain of the data. We find ourselves in the position of having to prove a negative, when it is very much in our interest to do so.

This gives an extremely high burden of proof in a regulatory environment that puts the responsibility onto the operator to prove best practice. This talk will examine the methods that can be used to ensure containment and conformity of CO2 stored offshore. In using layered data from multiple sources a high degree of confidence can be achieved and how operators can leverage this confidence to adapt their operations as injection continues.
Since leaving the Royal Navy, Rob has specialised in offshore energy, in both conventional oil and gas and overseeing large projects in site characterisation and asset integrity for Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS). He was the lead for the Energy Technologies Institute store monitoring programme and has recently been working with the IOGP to develop their shallow monitoring guidelines. Rob is the Principal Advisor for CCUS at the geophysical and geotechnical consultancy Inosys Ltd, he is published on the subject and speaks regularly at conferences.

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13:50 David Bamford - Director
Future Energy Partners Ltd

Q&A followed by Close no later than 14:15


David Bamford is well known around the oil & gas industry both as an explorer and a geophysicist. He holds a Physics degree from the University of Bristol and a Ph.D in Geological Sciences from the University of Birmingham.

Since 2004, he has been a non-executive director at Tullow Oil plc, being recruited for this position especially for his exploration knowledge. He serves on the Nominations and Remuneration Committees, and was chairman of the latter, and Senior Independent Director, for 3 years prior to his retire from the board at the end of April 2014.

He joined the board of Premier Oil in May 2014.

He retired from BP plc in 2003, his last four positions being Chief Geophysicist (1990-1995), Business Unit Leader (General Manager) for first West Africa and then Norway (1995-1999), and finally Head of Exploration until 2003.

He has served on the boards of Paras Ltd, a small exploration and IS/IT consulting company in which he held 22% equity, until its sale to RPS Energy in 2008 and Welltec a/s, a Danish well engineering company, as the nominee of the private equity investor Riverside.
From 2012 to 201 he was on the board of ASX-quoted Australia Oriental Energy as a non-executive director.

He was a founder of Richmond Energy Partners, a small oil & gas research house, and several media companies that focus on the oil & gas sector, and has served as an advisor to Alliance Bernstein, Opus Executive, the Parkmead Group plc, and Kimmeridge Energy LLP. Since retiring from BP, he has undertaken asset and company valuation projects for investment banks, hedge funds and small oil companies.

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