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.
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.