In September 2019, a group of senior scientists from the SECURe project took to the road in the US and Canada to visit examples of good practice in CO2 storage and unconventional hydrocarbons projects. The team met operators, regulators and fellow researchers. The trip exceeded expectations: the opportunity to visit industrial-scale operations, which do not yet exist in Europe, was an important learning experience for the team and the hosts’ openness and willingness to share information was much appreciated.
In these videos, British Geological Survey’s Jonathan Pearce and Edward Hough describe highlights and key learnings from the trip; and we present reactions and reflections from the SECURe scientist involved.
Stay tuned for the findings of the team’s 2020 virtual visit to Australia, drawing on its significant geological knowledge base and efforts to advance CCUS.