Developing energy infrastructure in the UK - The underpinning role of the British geological survey

J. N. Ludden, M. Stephenson

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Abstract

Global energy security throughout the next century will continue to depend significantly on fossil fuel and nuclear whilst unlocking the potential of renewable as well as unconventional sources. The UK government's industrial strategy highlights the importance of continuing support for the oil and gas and nuclear sectors. BGS has recently released a shale gas estimate for parts of the England. The lower limit of the range is 822 trillion cubic feet (tcf) and the upper limit is 2281 tcf, but the central estimate for the resource is 1329 tcf. We proposed the development of a joint infrastructure with industry (the Energy Test Bed) to generate data-driven opportunities to address the challenges and opportunities of the shale gas and other energy sectors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication76th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2014
Subtitle of host publicationExperience the Energy
PublisherEAGE Publishing BV
Pages662-666
Number of pages5
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781632666949
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event76th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2014: Experience the Energy - Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2014 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 16 Jun 201419 Jun 2014

Conference

Conference76th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2014: Experience the Energy - Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2014
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period16/06/1419/06/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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