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Project overview

The NERC-funded Characterisation of Major Overburden Leakage Pathways above Sub-sea floor CO2 Storage Reservoirs in the North Sea (CHIMNEY) project investigated the risks of leaks from storing carbon dioxide (CO2) under the seabed. CHIMNEY involved investigators from the University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre in Southampton (NOC), and University of Edinburgh. These investigators worked closely with project partners GEOMAR, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CGG and Applied Acoustics. A multi-channel seismic dataset, together with multibeam bathymetry was acquired during RRS James Cook cruise JC152 (August - September 2017), around the Scanner Pockmark Complex in the North Sea.


Lead researcher

Professor Jonathan Bull

Professor in Ocean & Earth Science

Research interests

  • Fluid Flow and Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Monitoring, Measurement and Verification

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Other researchers

Professor Tim Minshull

Professor in Ocean & Earth Science

Research interests

  • Continental breakup and the onset of seafloor spreading
  • Methane hydrate beneath the seafloor and its role in the Earth system

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Professor Rachael James

Professor of Geochemistry

Research interests

  • Enhanced rock weathering and other techniques for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
  • Novel isotopic signatures of biogeochemical cycling, including iron, chromium, lithium and magnesium, and the response of biogeochemcal cycles to global environmental change

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Professor Tim Henstock

Professor of Geophysics

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Professor Juerg Matter

Professor of Geoengineering&Carbon Manag

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Research outputs

Adam Robinson,
Gaye Bayrakci,
Calum Macdonald,
Mark Chapman,
& Ben Callow
, 2022 , Geophysical Journal International , 231 (2) , 1164--1195
Type: article
Ben Callow,
Ismael Falcon-Suarez,
Sean Ruffell,
Antonio Grippa,
& Andrew Hurst
, 2022 , Sedimentology , 69 (6) , 2463--2485
Type: article
G. Bayrakci,
B. Callow,
J. M. Bull,
G. Provenzano,
L. J. North,
C. Macdonald,
A. H. Robinson,
& M. Chapman
, 2021 , Frontiers in Earth Science , 9 , 626416
Type: article
Adam Robinson,
Ben James Callow,
Christoph Böttner,
Naima Karolina Yilo,
Giuseppe Provenzano,
Ismael Himar Falcon-Suarez,
Hector Marin Moreno,
Anna Lichtschlag,
Gaye Bayrakci,
Romina Gehrmann,
Lou Parkes,
Ben Roche,
Umer Saleem,
Bettina Schramm,
Malin Waage,
Aude Lavayssiere,
Jianghui Li,
Sourav Sahoo,
Christian Deusner,
Elke Kossel,
Christian Berndt,
Marcella Dean,
Mark Chapman,
Angus I. Best,
Stefan Bünz,
Baixin Chen,
Douglas Connelly,
Judith Elger,
Matthias Haeckel,
Jens Karstens,
Calum Macdonald,
Laurence J North,
& Benedict Reinardy
, 2021 , International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control , 106
Type: article
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