CCS Development in the UK: A Contemporary Academic and Industrial Perspective (UKCCSRC, ECR Activity Fund) Coventry – 1 November 2018


A CCS Workshop co-hosted by Coventry University’s Research Centre for Fluid & Complex Systems (CU-FCS, formerly Flow Measurement and Fluid Mechanics) and UK CCS Research Centre on 1 November 2018. This workshop will gather speakers from industry, leading national and international organisations, research institutes and academia for a series of interactions between the attendees to improve the knowledge and awareness of the UK R&D priorities for CCS as well as identify the capacity and skills currently available for CCS in the UK. The workshop will present an overview of the current state of development of the UK CCS industry and discuss the ambitions and targets for CCS in the UK.

Sessions at the CCS Workshop will examine on-going developments and research activities of the UK CCS industry, including case/feasibility studies on CCS deployment in power generation and industry. Additional, the workshop will include a dedicated session for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Challenge where ECRs will give a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes. This session will help to establish an awareness of the ECRs’ research profile within the UK CCS community while creating opportunities for future collaboration within UKCCSRC. Amazon vouchers of £50 and £30 will be available as prizes for the winner and the 1st runner-up, respectively. NB: The 3MT Challenge is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland, Australia, and has had resounding success in giving ECRs, especially PhD researchers, an excellent way to showcase their work.

Overall, the workshop will provide an ideal forum in which renowned academics and industrial experts can engage with early career researchers and provide participants an opportunity to meet and hear what researchers and developers across the UKCCS platform are working on and its importance. More importantly, the ECRs will have the opportunity to develop and present a concise account of their project and effectively communicate their research to a wide audience. The workshop intends to emphasise the message that good communication is key and identify potential collaborations based on current research interests within the CCS research community.



09:30 – 10:00Registration & Welcome Coffee
10:00 – 10:15Opening remarks

Seyed Shariatipour, Coventry University

Session 1: Research and development activities of the UK CCS industry
10:15 – 10:40CO2 storage research at the British Geological Survey: monitoring, modelling and conformance

Jim White, British Geological Survey

10:40 – 11:05Subsurface CO2 Group at Imperial College – Research in experimental subsurface flow physics in the Qatar Carbonates and Carbon Storage Research Centre and the Shell Digital Rocks Laboratory

Sam Krevor, Imperial College London

11:05 – 11:30CCUS: Mitigation, Resources and the Circular Economy

Peter Styring, University of Sheffield

11:30 – 11:55Combined geophysical and hydro-mechanical assessment of storage reservoirs at the laboratory scale during and after CO2 injection for a responsible use of natural geological systems

Ismael Falcon-Suarez, National Oceanography Centre

11:55 – 12:10Coffee Break
Session 2: Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Challenge
12:10 – 12:20A CO2 Injection Pilot Test in Subsurface Shale Formations

Xu Tang, University of Nottingham

12:20 – 12:30CO2 plume prediction at the top surface using history matching technique

Masoud Ahmadinia, Coventry University

12:30 – 12:40Carbon Capture – The key to decarbonisation pathway

Abdul’Aziz Aliyu, University of Sheffield

12:40 – 12:50The politics of CCUS technologies

Gloria Mensah, University of Sheffield

12:50 – 13:00Numerical and Experimental Analysis of CO2 Leakage through Well Cements

Mohammadreza Bagheri, Coventry University

13:00 – 14:00Lunch & Networking Session
Session 3: Challenges and Progress of CCS deployment in the UK
14:00 – 14:30The Acorn CCUS project in Scotland and its role in kick starting UK decarbonisation

Alan James, Pale Blue Dot

14:30 – 15:00CCUS in the UK: Just in time, or too late to balance climate decarbonisation

Stuart Haszeldine, University of Edinburgh

15:00 – 15:30CCUS: The UK Government Approach

Jonathan Baker-Brian, BEIS

15:30 – 15:45Prize presentation to 3MT contestants
15:45 – 16:00Closing remarks



The workshop is limited to 50 places and attendance will be on a first come first served basis. Your attendance will be confirmed by 31 October.


If you are a UKCCSRC ECR member and are unable to attend this event due to travel costs please contact the UKCCSRC Secretariat on



Engineering and Computing Building EC1-29, Coventry University, Coventry CV1 2JH.