A selection of media coverage related to research I’ve been involved in
2021: BBC Bitesize Animation Series on Energy – expert interviewee
2020: Correspondence on South Africa helium resource study for Renergen
Virginia project could supply entire world’s helium demand for six decades – Gas World, 7th July 2020
2019: Correspondence on Noble gases confirm plume-related mantle degassing beneath Southern Africa
SA’s hot rock puzzle finally explained – The Sunday Times (South Africa) – 25th December 2019
2018: Correspondence on Estimating geological CO2 storage security to deliver on climate mitigation
World can ‘safely’ store billions of tonnes of CO2 underground 2017: Correspondence on managing UK wastewaters from shale gas – Carbon Brief – 12th June 2018
2017: Correspondence on the Management of Wastewater from UK shale gas exploitation
Fracking in Britain could be limited by lack of specialist waste facilities, new research suggests – Independent – 18th December 2017
2017: Correspondence on fingerprinting UK coal-derived gases
Helium found in coal seams could aid safe shale gas extraction – myScience – 29th September 2017
2017: Correspondence on measured inherent fingerprints in captured CO2
Safe Carbon Dioxide Storage Test Beneficial for Leading Research Project – AZOcleantech – 21st September 2017
2017: Correspondence on oxygen isotope fingerprints for CCS monitoring paper
Inexpensive and proven water ‘fingerprint’ technique supports deployment of subsurface CO2 storage – Carbon Capture Journal – 30th July 2017
2017: Correspondence on oxygen isotope exchange in natural waters paper
Sparkling springs aid quest for underground heat energy sources – Science Daily – 21st July 2017
2017: Correspondence on Kerr Investigation using noble gases Paper
Pioneering ‘fingerprint’ test will build confidence in geological storage of CO₂ – Gas World – 23rd June 2017
2016: Correspondence on Inherent Fingerprints in captured CO2 Paper
CO2 fingerprint discovery could push forward CCS – Institute of Mechanical Engineers – 26th July 2016
CO2 fingerprinting prevents leaks from storage sites – Engineering and Technology – 25th July 2016
2016: Correspondence on lessons for storage security from natural CO2 Analogues Paper
Ancient rocks yield hard facts on safe storage of greenhouse gas – Engineers Journal – 12th July 2016
2016: Correspondence on O isotopes in produced water from Otway Paper
Water sampling technique paves way for safe storage of CO2 – Phys.org – 12th July 2016
Water sampling technique to monitor underground CO2 storage – Carbon Capture Journal – 12th July 2016
Edinburgh university scientists pioneer low-cost carbon capture and storage route in Australia – Scottish Energy News – 11th July 2016
2016: Correspondence on Development of Shale Gas Test, presented at EGU:
Test aims to identify shale gas hazard in groundwater – Science Daily – 22nd April 2016.
Test aims to identify shale gas hazard in groundwater – Eureka Alert – 21st April 2016.
2015: CO2-EOR Tracing Paper Correspondence:
Scots scientists can ‘fingerprint’ underground CO2 – The Scotsman – 6th October 2015.
2015: CO2 Odourisation Paper Correspondence:
CO2 pipelines don’t need added smell – University of Edinburgh News – 28th March 2015.
2014: Expert Opinion Comments:
Storing greenhouse gas underground—for a million years – Science – News – 14th October 2014.
2013: Expert Opinion Q and A – The potential of noble gas tracers for CO2 monitoring and early warning tracers for leakage Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology 3 (2), 99-102
2013: Correspondence on NERC Oil and Gas Catalyst Project:
Test to check water supply for gas leaks – University of Edinburgh News – 1st November 2013
2012: Expert Opinion Comment:
Fracking could foil carbon capture plans – New Scientist – News – 28th March 2012.
2011: CO2 Leakage Test Paper Correspondence:
Carbon Capture and Storage gets a Clean Bill of Health – New Scientist – 15th December 2011.
Method puts carbon-capture and storage ‘leaks’ to the test – The Engineer – 13th December 2011.
2010: Science Magazine Career Profile:
Examining Carbon Capture and Storage – Science – Science Magazine career article on CCS – 7th May 2010.
2009: Nature Paper Correspondence:
Environmental science: Clean coal and sparkling water – Nature – News and Views – 2nd April 2009.
Tracing carbon dioxide’s fate underground – Nature – News – 1st April 2009.
Solution to the carbon problem could be under the ground – The Independent – 2nd April 2009.
Carbon capture and storage moves a step closer – The Daily Telegraph – 1st April 2009.
Take carbon dioxide, dissolve slowly in water – Chemistry World – 1st April 2009.
Keeping carbon out of sight but not out of mind – Physics World – 2nd April 2009.
Carbon capture has a sparkling future – Planet Earth Online – 2nd April 2009.
2008: Geochimica Paper Correspondence:
Carbon Dioxide Has Been Naturally Stored For A Million Years In Colorado And Rocky Mountains – ScienceDaily – 23rd February 2008.
Gilfillan, S.M.V. The potential of noble gas tracers for CO2 monitoring and early warning tracers for leakage Greenhouse Gases – Science and Technology – April 2013.
Gilfillan, S.M.V. and Wilkinson, M. edited by Haszeldine, R. S. Carbon Capture and Storage – Sustainability in the UK energy mix – UKERC Report – July 2006.
Gilfillan, S.M.V. Colorado’s captured carbon, Planet Earth – NERC Magazine – Autumn Edition 2005.