Miss Amy Clarke, MSci (Hons) Geosciences
Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Student, 2009-Present
EAGE: Faults and Top Seals - From Pore to Basin Scale, Montpellier, September 2009
Geological Society of London: Carbon Storage Opportunities in the North Sea, London, March 2010
UKCCSC: Early Career Researchers' Programme, Edinburgh, July 2010
STAG Geological Services Ltd: Basic Log Interpretation, Reading, January 2010
2005-2009: Durham University, MSci (Hons) Geosciences
2009-Present: Durham University, PhD
PhD Title: Geological Characterisation of Depleted Oil and Gas Fields for CO2 Storage on the UK Continental Shelf using Borehole and 3D Seismic Data
Global climate change is the major environmental challenge today. In order to prevent a significant rise in average temperatures, the International Energy Agency calculates that global emissions of greenhouse gases - primarily carbon dioxide (CO2) - will need to be reduced by more than 50% by mid-century. Alternative energy sources will play an important role, but the reliance on fossil fuels is set to continue. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is the most promising technology for mitigating the impact of fossil fuels. In CCS, CO2 is captured at power stations and transported to suitable underground storage sites where the CO2 is trapped away from the atmosphere on a timescale long enough for the atmosphere-ocean system to restore to natural levels of CO2 concentrations.
The UK is well-placed to benefit economically and environmentally from CCS due to the proximity of power stations to potential offshore storage sites within depleted oil and gas fields on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). This project aims to use borehole data and seismic reflection surveys to provide improved geological characterisation of several depleted oil and gas fields, located in the Southern North Sea and East Irish Sea basins. Both of these basins are located close to sites of CO2 production, namely the major fossil fuel-burning power stations in eastern England and north Wales/northwest England.
- Carbon Capture and Storage
- Gas Hydrates