How Projects are Designed
Current research is organised into projects focused on scientific problems related to geographical areas and generic themes. These projects offer focused, fundamental research to an industry where in-house research facilities face diminishing resources. CASP’s not-for-profit status, independent professional staff and high-quality output make it extremely cost-effective.
Research projects are designed in collaboration with industry subscribers and scientific partners so that they have the maximum possible scientific and commercial impact. Where a consortium cannot be formed, projects can be funded by a single client.
The Design Process
- A research opportunity that has both scientific and commercial (strategic or applied) value is identified, either by CASP staff or by a subscribing company.
- CASP develops a plan for the research in discussion with potential subscribers.
- Scientific partners are sought where outside expertise is required for:
- Local field support.
- Scientific expertise that is not available in-house.
- Academic partners whose expertise and interests complement the more commercial aspects of the work.
- The project is priced for the minimum expected number of subscribers and offered for subscription.
- When the project is running, subscribers receive regular reports and take part in discussions that shape the path of the investigation. This flexibility is a key benefit of the CASP system, as opposed to many consultancy projects that work in isolation and deliver only at the end of the contract.
- Mudrock Seals in CO2 Storage Systems Thematic Research
- Bunter Sandstone Storage Complex Thematic Research
- A palynozonation of the Bunter Sandstone CO2 storage complex: onshore analogue study (CASP.BSSC.1)
- Palynostratigraphy of the Bunter Sandstone CO2 storage complex in the Southern North Sea (CASP.BSSC.2)
- Cyclostratigraphy of the Early to Middle Triassic of the Southern North Sea (CASP.BSSC.3)
- Reservoir composition and diagenesis (CASP.BSSC.4)
- Controls on Bunter Sandstone composition (CASP.BSSC.5)
- Middle Triassic seals – onshore analogue study (CASP.BSSC.6)
- Middle Triassic seals – UK and Dutch offshore wells study (CASP.BSSC.7)
- Reactions and Flow of CO2 Fluid in Compositionally Immature Sandstones Thematic Research
- The Impact of Volcaniclastic Rocks on CO2 Storage Thematic Research
- Data Packages
- Geological Collections and Data