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Energy Group - CCS Symposium: Characterisation and Monitoring of Containment

11 - 13 September 2024
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Geological Society Events, Energy Group
Hybrid In person at Burlington House and Virtual via Zoom
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Date, time and location

Date: 11–13 September 2024

Time: TBC

Location: This is a hybrid event, which can be attended in-person at Burlington House (Piccadilly, London W1J 0BG), or virtually via Zoom.

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As carbon capture and storage (CCS) is scaled up to mitigate global warming, in line with recommendations by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the onus is on operators and regulators to demonstrate safety and efficacy before and during operation, and to provide a robust case that carbon dioxide will be safely sequestered for centuries once operations cease. 

Building on the previous successful CCS conferences in 2022 (CCS workflows) and 2023 (CCS storage efficiency), this third Energy Group CCS symposium will focus on the characterisation and monitoring of containment to optimise CCS field development and to demonstrate safety of CO2 storage. 

We welcome contributions from industry and academia in two major categories:

1. Understanding the storage complex prior to project commencement/design phase, including: 
  • geological seals around wellbores;
  • unconventional seals;
  • role of faults and geomechanics on containment
  • geological and risk characterisation of sealing sequences;
  • basin to pore-scale geology and characterisation of seals and potential leakage features; and
  • quantification of containment risk.
2. Monitoring during operational phase through to long-term stewardship, including: 
  • baseline;
  • seabed monitoring;
  • low-cost geophysical monitoring;
  • non-geophysical monitoring technologies;
  • remote sensing;
  • monitoring tools on depleted fields; and 
  • monitoring case histories and strategies.

Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts is now open. 

Abstracts are encouraged from early career to senior researchers and industry practitioners and regulators. The conference will be hybrid with regular talks, rapid fire talks and posters, panel discussions (regulation, guidelines), and workshops (bowtie analysis, core). We encourage submissions from all parts of the globe.

You can submit your abstract here.




  • Mads Huuse – University of Manchester
  • Mark Wood – Shell
  • Ivan Fabuel Perez – ExxonMobil
  • Chris Lloyd – Equinor
  • Eleanor Rollett – RPS
  • Nick Lee – PGS
  • Stuart Gilfillan – University of Edinburgh
  • Elizabeth Mackie – Neptune Energy


The conference is currently in the 'call for abstract' phase. Once this is completed, registration will open.