Mrs Michelle Bentham

Mrs Michelle Bentham

Head of Partnerships and Innovation

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3048

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Michelle Bentham is Head of Partnerships and Innovation at the British Geological Survey.


  •  2015 : Head of Partnerships and Innovation
  •  2007 –2015 : Senior CCS Geologist
  •  2002 –2007 : Higher Scientific officer
  •  2000 –2002 : Scientific Officer
  •  1999 –2000 : MSc Royal Holloway University of London
  •  1998 –1999 : Graduate Geotechnical Engineer at Bullen Consultants
  •  1995 –1998 : BSc University of Leeds

Research interests

  • Assessing CO2 storage potential and methodologies
  • CCS capacity building
  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Energy geoscience
  • Multiple use of the subsurface
  • Site characterisation
  • Subsurface monitoring and verification

Current projects and collaboration

  • Bunter Sandstone Connectivity (funded by The Crown Estate)
  • Development of the CO2 Storage Evaluation Database
  • Exploring subsurface management issues with the University of Lancaster
  • Geo-Carb-Cymru, Assessing, Characterising and Enhancing Geologic Carbon Storage in Wales

Boards and committees

  • Expert working group for site selection of CO2 storage sites for ISO T265
  • Member of the Task Force for application of United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources, UNFC 2009, to injection projects.
  • Research Area Champion for regulation and site leasing for the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC)

Published outputs