North America fact-finding visit: Learning the ropes of effective engagement

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.

She soon changed her mind.

Blog: What do modelling earthquakes and epidemics have in common?

SECURe partner Thomas Le Guenan (BRGM) describes a common thread in the study of seismic events and the work of epidemiologists.

US-Canada fact-finding: Geoenergy projects putting MMV to the test

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.

Covid-19 outbreak: remote working

As governments and communities worldwide seek to tackle an evolving situation with regard to the Covid-19 outbreak, work on the SECURe project continues.

Research focus: How bow-tie analysis tightens up risk assessment

By Matt Beeson, Risktec Solutions

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.