A bow-tie is a graphical risk analysis technique, which illustrates what happens when control of a hazard is lost, what the cause of that loss of control is and what the impacts of an unwanted event would be. As part of the SECURe project, we are using bow-tie analysis as the foundation of a risk assessment framework for carbon storage and unconventional gas operations.
After leaving Illinois, the SECURe team headed to Canada on the next leg of their fact-finding mission. Edward Hough (British Geological Survey) and Michael Kupoluyi (Risktec) describe a day of learning and insight at Banff National Park, Alberta.
A group of senior scientists from the EU-funded SECURe project has kickstarted a fact-finding trip to North America with a visit to the US’s national centre for innovation in energy technologies. The 10-day visit to the US and Canada by the project partners is aimed at gathering examples of best practice in geoenergy projects, such as geological CO2 storage and shale gas extraction.