Staff and Postgraduate Students
Mr Ben Hedley, MGeol (Hons) FGS
(email at email@example.com)
2003 - 2007: MGeol (2:1) - Applied and Environmental Geology, University of Leicester
2007 - 2008: Engineering Geologist - Geotechnical Developments UK Ltd
2008 - 2009 Assistant to the Director - CeREES and DEI, University of Durham
2009 - : PhD - Risk of Leakage of Sequestered CO2 from Geological Storage in Saline Aquifers, University of Durham.
Fully funded PhD by ONE North East and the Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy entitled; The characterisation of saline aquifers and abandoned hydrocarbon fields for geological sequestration of carbon dioxide.
Current research focuses on static modelling of a sub-salt aeolian sandstone aquifer case-study from 2d Seismic and well data with regards to understanding the importance of understanding reservoir structure and connectivity in capacity estimation.
Further work will be undertaken on detailed modelling of an abandoned hydrocarbon field; focusing on reservoir structure, leakage potential through faulting and capacity estimation.
As part of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy, a portion of this project will be interdisciplinary in partnership with the Department of Anthropology and focus on the role of public perception in the wide-scale deployment of CCS.
Presentations and Conferences
March 2010: International Conference: Carbon Storage Opportunities in the North Sea. Geology Society, London.
Presentation: Regional Characterisation and Assessment of UK North Sea Sub-salt Saline Aquifers for Geological Sequestration of CO2.
November 2010: Petroleum Geoscience Research Collaboration Showcase. Petex Conference, London.
Presentation: Clean Coal Power and North Sea Carbon Sequestration - A Case Study.
Available for media contact about:
- Oil and gas: Geological storage of carbon dioxide
- Earth energy systems: Carbon Capture and Storage