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2015-02Front Cover

Review of Offshore Monitoring for CCS Projects
CO2 storage in offshore reservoir formations needs to be carefully monitored to ensure that the CO2 can be safely stored and retained within predefined reservoirs but if any seepages occur they need to be detected so that mitigation measures can be implemented.  This review covers both shallow and deep focussed monitoring techniques.  It was compiled by a consortium of leading UK research institutes, led by the British Geological Survey.  The report compiles and reviews the developments to-date and shows that there have been significant technological advances in techniques such as seismic over the last two decades.

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