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.
With its big open spaces, low density population and oil and gas production firmly rooted in its identity, Katarzyna Iwinska’s first impression was that Canada’s Alberta province was too different to compare to her native Poland.
The Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) sociologist was part of a group of senior researchers from SECURe, who undertook a 10-day fact-finding tour of North America to gather examples of best practice in geoenergy projects.
Late last year, a group of senior scientists from SECURe travelled to North America on a fact-finding mission. With several site visits under their belts, they had quite a few measuring, monitoring and verification (MMV) learnings and reflections to take back to the project.