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Durham Energy Institute

Geo-Energy

Durham Energy Institute is involved in a high level of activity across different areas of Geo-Energy Research. The Centre for Research into Earth Energy Systems (CeREES), based in the Earth Sciences Department, is a leading Geo-Energy research centre with a research income of roughly £1-2M per year, from government, industry and academia. CeREES carries out high level of research in Petroleum Exploration and Production, Unconventional Hydrocarbons, Geothermal, Carbon Capture and Storage, and Clean Coal.

Primary energy supply and security issues are at the heart of Geo-Energy research within the Durham Energy Institute.  Whether it be oil, gas, coal, geothermal, 'unconventionals' or carbon capture and storage (CCS) we are tackling the problems that will allow clean sustainable energy supply to be delivered for our planet today and for generations to come.

The team works closely with co-researchers in chemistry, engineering, social sciences, anthropology and mathematics to describe and quantify risk and uncertainty whether applied to exploration, appraisal, development, production or remediation and waste (effluent) storage.