New EU-funded research to focus on best practice for subsurface projects

Carbon dioxide molecules

A three-year international project focusing on best practice for developers engaged in subsurface energy projects is under way with dedicated funding from the European Union.

The SECURe project (Subsurface Evaluation of CCS and Unconventional Risks), which today launches its dedicated website – – involves 16 research partners from seven European countries and will gather unbiased, impartial scientific evidence relating to monitoring the environment and mitigating risk for unconventional hydrocarbon production and geological CO2 storage.

The €9-million study is being funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and will develop best practice guidelines on assessing risk, undertaking monitoring and mitigating any potential impacts.

The SECURe partnership is headed by the UK’s British Geological Survey (BGS) and includes major research and commercial organisations from Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland and United Kingdom.

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2 April 2019