Dr David Jones

Dr David Jones

Project leader/geochemist

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3576

E-mail Dr David Jones


  •  1981 : DPhil. Oxford University
  •  1980 – ongoing : Research Scientist, BGS
  •  1976 : BSc (Hons) Geology Leeds University

Current projects and collaboration

  • 'Development and Application of New Advanced Methods in Fluid Geochemistry and Hydrothermal Alteration for the Exploration of Geothermal Systems' with Institute for Renewable Energy (Instituto de Energías Renovables, IER), UNAM, Mexico
  •  2016 –2017 : Environmental Baselines for potential unconventional hydrocarbon development
  •  2015 –2017 : Energy Technologies Institute Measurement, Monitoring and Verification projects
  •  2015 –2017 : STFC CLASP project 'Large area two dimensional mapping of carbon dioxide fluxes for assessment and control of carbon capture and storage' with RAL and Shell
  •  2015 –2016 : UKCCSRC 'International Injection sites' and Bongwana, South Africa
  •  2010 –2014 : Coordinator RISCS FP7 Project
  •  2003 –2016 : Marine contamination (Clyde Estuary and elsewhere)

Research interests

  • CCS Monitoring plans
  • CO2 storage
  • Contamination of marine (estuarine) sediments
  • Environmental radioactivity
  • Near surface gas monitoring techniques (especially for CCS)
  • Potential impacts of CO2 leakage

Professional association

  • Chartered Geologist
  • Fellow of the Geological Society of London

Published outputs

Key papers

Arts, R J, Jones, D G, Chadwick, R A, Klinkby, L, Bernstone, C, Sørensen, A T. 2011. Development of a monitoring plan for the Vedsted structure in Denmark. Energy Procedia, 4, 3558-3565.

Bakk, A, Girard, J-F, Lindeberg, E, Aker, E, Wertz, F, Buddensiek, M, Barrio, M and Jones, D. 2012. CO2 Field Lab at Svelvik Ridge: Site Suitability. Energy Procedia, Vol. 23, 306-312.

Barrio, M., Bakk, A., Grimstad, A.-A., Querendez, E., Jones, D.G., Kuras, O., Gal, F., Girard, J.-F., Pezard, P., Depraz, L., Baudin, E., Børresen, M.H., Sønneland, L., 2014. CO2 Migration Monitoring Methodology in the Shallow Subsurface: Lessons Learned from the CO2FIELDLAB Project. Energy Procedia 51, 65-74.

Beaubien, S E, Jones, D G, GAGalL, F, Barkwith, A K A P, Braibant, G, Baubron, J C, Ciotoli, G, Graziani, S, Lister, T R, Lombardi, S, Michel, K, Quattrocchi, F and Strutt, M H. 2013. Monitoring of near-surface gas geochemistry at the Weyburn, Canada, CO2-EOR site, 2001–2011. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 16, Supplement 1, S236-S262.

Beresford, N A, Barnett, C L, Jones, D G,Wood, M D,Appleton, J D, Breward, N, Copplestone, D. 2008. Background exposure rates of terrestrial wildlife in England and Wales. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 99, 1430-1439

Bond, A E, Metcalfe, R, Maul, P R, Suckling, P, Thatcher, K, Walke, R, Smith, K, Rasse, D, Steven, M And Jones, D. 2013. Systems Analysis of Field and Laboratory Experiments Considering Impacts of CO2 Leakage in Terrestrial Systems. Energy Procedia, Vol. 37, 3394-3402.

Feitz, A.J., Leamon, G., Jenkins, C., Jones, D.G., Moreira, A., Bressan, L., Melo, C., Dobeck, L.M., Repasky, K., Spangler, L.H., 2014. Looking for leakage or monitoring for public assurance? Energy Procedia 63, 3881-3890.

JONES, D G, BEAUBIEN, S E, BLACKFORD, J C, FOEKEMA, E M, LIONS, J, DE VITTOR, C, WEST, J M, WIDDICOMBE, S, HAUTON, C and QUEIRÓS, A M. 2015. Developments since 2005 in understanding potential environmental impacts of CO2 leakage from geological storage. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 40, 350-377.

Jones, D G, Barkwith, A K A P, Hannis, S, Lister, T R, gal, F, Graziani, S, Beaubien, S E and Widory, D. 2014. Monitoring of near surface gas seepage from a shallow injection experiment at the CO2 Field Lab, Norway. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 28, 300-317.

Jones, D G, Barlow,T, Beaubien, S E, Ciotoli, G, Lister, T R, Lombardi, S, May, F,Möller, I, Pearce, J M,Shaw, R A 2009. New and established techniques for surface gas monitoring at onshore CO2 storage sites Energy Procedia, 1, 2127-2134

Jones, D G, Beaubien, S E, Barlow, T S, Barkwith, A K A P, Hannis, S D, Lister, T R, Strutt, M H, Bellomo, T, Annunziatellis, A, Gaziani, S, Lombardi, S, Ruggiero, L, Braibant, G, Gal, F, Joublin, F and Michel, K. 2014. Baseline variability in onshore near surface gases and implications for monitoring at CO2 storage sites. Energy Procedia, Vol. 63, 4155-4162

Jones, D G, Lister, T R, Smith, D J, West, J M, Coombs, P,Gadalia, A, Brach, M, Annunziatellis, A, Lombardi, S . 2011. In Salah Gas CO2 Storage JIP: Surface gas and biological monitoring. Energy Procedia, 4, 3566-3573

Krüger, M, Jones, D, Frerichs, J, Oppermann, B I, West, J, Coombs, P, Green, K, Barlow, T, Lister, R, Shaw, R, Strutt, M and Möller, I. 2011. Effects of elevated CO2 concentrations on the vegetation and microbial populations at a terrestrial CO2 vent at Laacher See, Germany. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 5, 1093-1098

Pearce, J., Jones, D., Blackford, J., Beaubien, S., Foekema, E., Gemeni, V., Kirk, K., Lions, J., Metcalfe, R., Moni, C., Smith, K., Stevens, M., West, J., Ziogou, F., 2014. A Guide for Assessing the Potential Impacts on Ecosystems of Leakage from CO2 Storage Sites. Energy Procedia 63, 3242-3252.

Scheib, C, Appleton J D, Miles J C H, Green, B M R, Barlow, T S, and Jones, D G. 2009. Geological controls on radon potential in Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology , 45, 147-160

Smith, K.L., Steven, M.D., Jones, D.G., West, J.M., Coombs, P., Green, K.A., Barlow, T.S., Breward, N., Gwosdz, S., Krüger, M., Beaubien, S.E., Annunziatellis, A., Graziani, S., Lombardi, S., 2013. Environmental impacts of CO2 leakage: recent results from the ASGARD facility, UK. Energy Procedia 37, 791-799.

Vane, C H, Chenery, S R, Harrison, I, Kim, A W, Moss-Hayes, V and Jones, D G. 2011. Chemical signatures of the Anthropocene in the Clyde estuary, UK: sediment-hosted Pb, 207/206Pb, total petroleum hydrocarbon, polyaromatic hydrocarbon and polychlorinated biphenyl pollution records. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Vol. 369, 1085-1111.

WEST, J M, JONES, D G, ANNUNZIATELLIS, A, BARLOW, T S, BEAUBIEN, S E, BOND, A, BREWARD, N, COOMBS, P, DE ANGELIS, D, GARDNER, A, GEMENI, V, GRAZIANI, S, GREEN, K A, GREGORY, S, GWOSDZ, S, HANNIS, S, KIRK, K, KOUKOUZAS, N, KRÜGER, M, LIBERTINI, S, LISTER, T R, LOMBARDI, S, METCALFE, R, PEARCE, J M, SMITH, K L, STEVEN, M D, THATCHER, K and ZIOGOU, F. 2015. Comparison of the impacts of elevated CO2 soil gas concentrations on selected European terrestrial environments. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 42, 357-371.

Ziogou, F, Gemeni, V, Koukouzas, N, De Angelis, D, Libertini, S, Beaubien, S E, Lombardi, S, West, J M, Jones, D G, Coombs, P, Barlow, T S, Gwosdz, S And Krüger, M. 2013. Potential Environmental Impacts of CO2 Leakage from the Study of Natural Analogue Sites in Europe. Energy Procedia, Vol. 37, 3521-3528.

JONES, D G, BEAUBIEN, S E, BARLOW, T S, BARKWITH, A K A P, HANNIS, S D, LISTER, T R, STRUTT, M H, BELLOMO, T, ANNUNZIATELLIS, A, GRAZIANI, S, LOMBARDI, S, RUGGIERO, L, BRAIBANT, G, GAL, F, JOUBLIN, F and MICHEL, K. 2014. Baseline variability in onshore near surface gases and implications for monitoring at CO2 storage sites. Energy Procedia, Vol. 63, 4155-4162.