Academic impact

The research will be of direct benefit to UK academics, regulators and industry. We will aim to link directly with the other successful projects from this EPSRC call, and would anticipate strong synergies with any projects working on predictive simulations of site performance and geomechanics. The principal investigator is research area champion for storage monitoring within the UKCCS RC, and we will propagate our findings to other UK research groups working in related fields, hopefully to generate new collaborative initiatives. Outside of the UK, we have strong links with seismic research carried out in Norway via the BIGCCS Centre (e.g. research carried out at SINTEF into whole waveform inversion and joint inversions using multiple geophysical methods) and elsewhere in Europe via our involvement in three current FP7 projects (e.g. active and passive seismic monitoring at the Ketzin pilot site). We also have close links with researchers on passive seismics at the Weyburn CO2-EOR project in Canada and more widely via close involvement in the IEAGHG monitoring network. Outside of CCS, our findings could have strong application to oil production in fractured reservoirs, shale gas exploitation and geothermal energy production. Tyndall Centre Manchester researchers are active in networks focussing on social science aspects of CCS both in the UK, through the UKCCS RC, and internationally, via the IEAGHG social researcher network.