My research integrates high-resolution 3D seismic data with well data, to create a holistic analysis of subsurface plumbing systems and to quantify subsurface fluid flux. Using these techniques I analyse if there is evidence of hydrocarbon reservoirs naturally leaking methane into the atmosphere.
Understanding the flux of subsurface fluid flow will have implications when identifying potential carbon capture storage sites and, risk and fluid migration analysis in hydrocarbon exploration. Applying this to leaking hydrocarbon reservoirs will improve the understanding of subsequent impacts on climate change and carbon budgets.
I am funded by a Clarendon Scholarship and part of the NERC Environmental Research DTP.
Supervisors: Prof Joe Cartwright & Dr Martino Foschi