Michelle Bentham BGS

Michelle Bentham

Head of BGS Partnerships and Innovation
BGS Keyworth


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

Michelle Bentham’s Biography

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

Research interests

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

Current projects and collaborations

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

Boards and committees

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

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