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.
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. Jonathan Pearce, WP6 leader on the SECURe project, explains the purpose of the visit and how the group’s findings will support Europe’s long-term ambitions.
A three-year international project focusing on best practice for developers engaged in subsurface energy projects is under way with dedicated funding from the European Union.
The SECURe project (Subsurface Evaluation of CCS and Unconventional Risks), involves 16 research partners from seven European countries and will gather unbiased, impartial scientific evidence relating to monitoring the environment and mitigating risk for unconventional hydrocarbon production and geological CO2 storage.