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Background to the Study


This discussion panel was held by webinar on Wednesday 12th August at 10pm BST, with the theme of engaging regulators, looking at ‘Regulation, Industry and Research - Translating Monitoring Research to Meet Commercial Needs’.  The panellists comprised different CO2 storage monitoring stakeholders; operators, regulators and researchers and attendees were asked to submit questions for the panellists to consider prior to the event, of which over 120 were received.  70 participants joined the event, in addition to the 8 panellists involved. 


The aim of the panel was to discuss the translation of CO2 geological storage monitoring research into regulations and  commercial-scale  projects.  It  began  with  a  scene  setting  presentation  and  framing questions with in-depth and thoughtful discussion with operator, regulator and research  representatives from the US, Australia, and Norway. 


This discussion panel was an ideal opportunity for all stakeholders actively engaged in CO2 geological storage projects and practical research in monitoring to share and learn about how the  information from research and our Monitoring Networks can be used to meet commercial needs. 

The report is available to download.