Mr Adrian Topham

Adrian Topham is Senior Development Manager CCUS, at The Crown Estate.

Adrian’s role as sector lead is to help create a pipeline of geological CO2 storage prospects that delivers CB6 targets and meets market expectations, while playing a lead spatial planning role to optimise seabed use between CCUS, wind and other sectors.

His previous experience as an engineer, team leader, general manager and now development manager stems from academic training in chemical and petroleum engineering. He has worked as a reservoir engineer, aiding hydrocarbon extraction in many countries and is now committed to the carbon cycle and returning the by-products after use to the subsurface.

Adrian’s CCUS sector interests are both technical (geophysical, geomechanical, geological) and economic (capture feasibility, transportation, removals). He is currently involved in supporting research into windfarm / seismic monitoring interaction.