Dr Andy Chadwick

Dr Andy Chadwick

Individual Merit Research Scientist: CCS

Location: BGS Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3183

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Biography

  • 2015 – ongoing : Honorary Professor, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh
  • 2000 –2000 : DSc Structural Geology (University of Durham)
  • 1984 –1984 : MA Geology (University of Oxford)
  • 1977 –1978 : MSc Geophysics (University of Durham)
  • 1974 –1977 : BA Geology (University of Oxford)

Awards

  • 1991 –1991 : Awarded the William Smith Fund of the Geological Society of London

Boards and committees

  • 2011 – ongoing : Consultant Editor: Greenhouse Gases - Science and Technology journal
  • 2011 – ongoing : Editorial Expert Panel of the 6th,7th and 8th International Conferences on CCS at Trondheim, Norway (TCCS-6,TCCS-7 and TCCS-8)
  • 2011 –2012 : International Expert Panel for the Government of Alberta CCS Regulatory Framework Assessment.
  • 2010 – ongoing : Expert Panel of the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th International Conferences on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-10, GHGT-11, GHGT-12, GHGT-13).
  • 2009 – ongoing : IEAGHG Monitoring Network Steering Committee.

Current projects and collaboration

  • 2017 –2021 : Co-Investigator: UK CCS Research Centre 2017. Member of Core Group. [EPSRC Grant].
  • 2016 –2019 : Principal Investigator: NERC Grant NE/N016386/1 Migration of CO2 through North Sea Geological Carbon Storage Sites: Impact of Faults, Geological Heterogeneities and Dissolution
  • 2013 –2016 : Principal Investigator: DiSECCS - Diagnostic Seismic Toolbox for Efficient Control of CO2 Storage. EPSRC Grant. Project partners: Universities of Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds and National Oceanography Centre.
  • 2012 –2017 : UK CCS Research Centre. Member of Co-ordination Group and Research Area Champion for monitoring. [EPSRC Grant].
  • 2011 –2013 : COCARE (EU/Industry CO2 Storage Site Closure)
  • 2011 –2015 : ECO2 (EU, offshore CO2 Storage Monitoring and Impacts)
  • 2011 –2014 : SiteChar (EU/Industry CO2 Storage Site Characterisation)
  • 2009 –2017 : BIGCCS Centre of Excellence (Norway). Founder member and scientific collaborator. [Funded by Reserach Council of Norway and industry consortium].
  • 2006 –2012 : CO2ReMoVe (EU/Industry CO2 Storage Performance Prediction and Monitoring)

Key papers

  • 2018 –2018 : Falcon-Suarez, I., Papageorgiou, G., Chadwick, A., North, L., Best, A. & Chapman, M. 2018. CO2-brine flow-through on an Utsira Sand core sample: experimental and modelling. Implications for the Sleipner storage field. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 68 (2018), 236-246.
  • 2018 –2018 : Williams, G.A., Chadwick, R.A. & Vosper, H. 2018. Some thoughts on Darcy-type flow simulation for modelling underground CO2 storage based on the Sleipner CO2 storage operation. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 68 (2018), 164-175.
  • 2017 –2017 : Bentham, M., Williams, G., Vosper, H., Chadwick, R. A., Williams, J. & Kirk, K. 2017. Using pressure recovery at a depleted gas field to understand saline aquifer connectivity. Energy Procedia, 114 (2017), 2906-2920.
  • 2017 –2017 : Chadwick, R.A., Williams, G.A. & Noy, D.J. 2017. CO2 Storage: setting a simple bound on potential leakage through thick offshore overburden successions. Energy Procedia, 114 (2017), 4411-4423.
  • 2017 –2017 : Williams, G.A. & Chadwick, R.A. 2017. An improved history-match for layer spreading within the Sleipner plume including thermal propagation effects. Energy Procedia, 114 (2017), 2856-2870.
  • 2016 –2016 : Chadwick, R.A., Williams, G.A. & White, J.C. 2016. High resolution imaging and characterisation of a CO2 layer at the Sleipner CO2 Storage operation using time-lapse seismics. First Break, 34, 79-87.
  • 2015 –2015 : Bergmann, P. & Chadwick, R.A. 2015. Volumetric bounds on subsurface fluid substitution using 4D seismic time-shifts with an application at Sleipner, North Sea. Geophysics. Geophysics Vol. 80/5 (2015) p. B153-B165. 10.1190/GEO2014-0591.1.
  • 2015 –2015 : Chadwick, R.A. & Noy, D.J. 2015. Underground CO2 storage: demonstrating regulatory conformance by convergence of history-matched modelled and observed CO2 plume behavior using Sleipner time-lapse seismics. Greenhouse Gases: Science & Technology, 5:1-17. DOI: 10.1002/ghg.1488.
  • 2015 –2015 : Jenkins, C., Chadwick, R.A. & Hovorka S.J. 2015. The state of the art in monitoring and verification - ten years on. IPCC Special Report: 10th Anniversary Issue. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 40, 312-349 10.1016/j.ijggc.2014.09.010.
  • 2014 –2014 : Chadwick, R.A., Marchant, B.P. & Williams, G.A. 2014. CO2 storage monitoring: leakage detection and measurement in subsurface volumes from 3D seismic data at Sleipner. Energy Procedia 63, 4224-4239.
  • 2013 –2013 : Chadwick R.A. & Eiken, O. 2013. Offshore CO2 storage: Sleipner natural gas field beneath the North Sea (Chapter 10). In: Gluyas, J. & Mathias, S. (eds) Geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) – Geoscience, technologies, environmental aspects and legal frameworks. Woodhead Publishing Ltd. ISBN 978-0-85709-427-8, 227-250.
  • 2013 –2013 : Williams, G.A. & Chadwick, R.A. 2013. Quantitative seismic analysis of a thin layer on CO2 in the Sleipner injection plume. Geophysics. 77, 245-256.
  • 2012 –2012 : Chadwick, R.A., Williams, G.A., Williams, J.D.O. & Noy, D.J. 2012. Measuring pressure performance of a large saline aquifer during industrial scale CO2 injection: the Utsira Sand, Norwegian North Sea. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 10 (2012), 374-388.
  • 2010 –2010 : CHADWICK R.A. 2010. Measurement and monitoring technologies for verification of carbon dioxide (CO2) storage in underground reservoirs. In: Maroto-Valer (ed) Developments and Innovation in Carbon Capture and Storage Technology: Volume 2 - Carbon dioxide storage and utilization. Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Cambridge, UK, 203-239.
  • 2010 –2010 : CHADWICK, R.A. & NOY, D.J. 2010. History - matching flow simulations and time-lapse seismic data from the Sleipner CO2 plume. In: Vining, B.A. & Pickering, S.C. (eds)  Petroleum Geology:From Mature basins to New Frontiers -  Proceedings of the 7th Petroleum Geology Conference. Petroleum Geology Conferences Ltd. Published by the Geological Society, London, 1171-1182.
  • 2009 –2009 : CHADWICK, R.A., NOY, D.J. & HOLLOWAY, S. 2009. Flow processes and pressure evolution in  aquifers during the injection of supercritical CO2 as a greenhouse gas mitigation measure. Petroleum Geoscience, 15, 59-73.
  • 2008 –2008 : CHADWICK, R.A., ARTS, R., BERNSTONE, C., MAY, F., THIBEAU, S & ZWEIGEL, P. 2008. Best Practice for the Storage of CO2 in Saline Aquifers. (Keyworth, Nottingham: British Geological Survey Occasional Publication No. 14. ISBN: 978-0-85272-610-5. 277 pp.
  • 2005 –2005 : CHADWICK, R.A. & EVANS, D.J. 2005. A Seismic Atlas of Southern Britain - images of subsurface structure.  Keyworth, Nottingham: British Geological Survey, Occasional Publication No. 7, 196 pp.
  • 2005 –2005 : CHADWICK, R.A., ARTS, R., & EIKEN, O. 2005. 4D seismic quantification of a growing CO2 plume at  Sleipner,  North Sea. In: Dore, A.G. & Vining, B. (eds)  Petroleum Geology: North West Europe and Global Perspectives -  Proceedings of the 6th Petroleum Geology Conference. Petroleum Geology Conferences Ltd. Published by the Geological Society, London, 1385-1399.

Professional association

  • 2017 –2017 : External Examiner for PhD at University of Bergen.
  • 2015 –2015 : External Examiner for PhD at NTNU (Trondheim)
  • 2014 –2014 : External Examiner for PhD at University of Newcastle
  • 2013 –2013 : External Examiner for PhD at University of Bergen.
  • 2007 –2007 : External Examiner for PhD at University of Leicester.
  • 1995 –2015 : Chartered Geologist
  • 1989 –1993 : External Examiner in Exploration Geophysics, Imperial College London
  • 1978 –2013 : Fellow of the Geological Society, London.

Published outputs

  • More than 150 peer reviewed papers, books, book chapters, general articles and reports

Research interests

  • 1997 – ongoing : All aspects of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
  • 1980 – ongoing : Extension and inversion tectonics, fault reactivation, seismotectonic, time-lapse geophysics, fluid flow in rocks.
  • 1980 – ongoing : Fault reactivation and seismotectonics

Skills

  • 1999 – ongoing : Time-lapse geophysical monitoring
  • 1997 – ongoing : CCS
  • 1982 – ongoing : Basin analysis
  • 1978 – ongoing : Seismic interpretation and analysis