Energy Transition

Geoscience is central to several technologies that will help us transition to Net Zero

Carbon Storage

The potential of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS, also known as carbon sequestration) for the removal of large volumes of CO2 from power stations and industrial clusters prior to its release into the atmosphere, depends on suitable reservoir and trap that will maintain seal integrity over thousands of years.

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Together with GeoEnergy Durham, we have over a decade of experience in providing geological and geospatial services to geothermal energy companies. Our expertise spans initial appraisal, implementation and monitoring across a range of different geothermal scenarios.


Mine-water Heat

Coal mining was a critical cornerstone of the industrial revolution from the mid-eighteenth century, and underpinned wealth creation in the UK and beyond. Recent developments are set to exploit the geothermal energy in abandoned, water-flooded coal mines to bring positive economic benefits to former mining communities.

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Carbon Cycle Resesarch

This work is a nice example of technology crossover – we’ve applied our tried-and-tested geospatial technology and equipment to help tackle new research issues that are quite different to our own core areas of geoscience expertise.

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Field trips and training

We run a range of training courses & field excursions aimed at workers in the energy industries. With a strong focus on field examples, hands-on exercises, case studies, and integration with the sub-surface, our courses are designed to promote easy assimilation of complex concepts.

Led by internationally renowned experts, courses include both ongoing CPD training in structure and tectonics, as well as bespoke workshops for multi-disciplinary asset teams with interests in specific technical areas or geographic regions.

Current course partners include GeoLogica and RPS Energy (Nautilus), as well as university academics and private consultants.


Contact the GRL team of experts today to discuss your project.