CO2GeoNet-IMPERIAL - Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London
Imperial College of Science and Technology and Medecine (IMPERIAL) is a technological university having a strong international reputation in teaching and research across the main areas of science and technology. The College has around 3200 full-time academic and research members of staff. The Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College is a multi-disciplinary department, integrating fundamental earth science research with related petroleum, environmental, mining and minerals engineering. In the 2008 Higher Education Funding Council Research Assessment Exercise, covering all UK universities, the department's research was evaluated as excellent and of international significance.
Through its research into unconventional gas reservoir flow and geomechanical characterisation, multiphase and compositional simulator development, and clean energy technologies since the late 80’s, the Group representing Imperial College in CGS Europe is recognised as a multi-disciplinary centre of excellence in CO2 storage research. Research conducted over the years has been funded by the European Commission, the industry (BP, Texaco, Shell, Statoil, Vatenfall, etc.), the UK Research Councils (EPSRC and NERC) and the UK Government. Numerical models, statistical and geostatistical simulation tools and remote sensing techniques have been integrated to develop quantitative risk assessment methodologies for CO2 storage risk and uncertainty assessment.
In CGS Europe, Imperial will be participating in the project management committee (Dr Anna Korre) and coordinating WP3, as well as contributing to WPs 2, 4 and 5, in particular being responsible for the knowledge repository development, and organising and contributing to internal and external workshops, the delivery of courses, seminars and academic training carried out as part of the CGS Europe coordinating action.