UK Geoenergy Observatories sample call: Glasgow site

7th May 2019

The British Geological Survey is calling for members of the science community to get in touch with their requests for samples from the first UK Geoenergy Observatories boreholes.

Apply before 31 May 2019.

The British Geological Survey is delivering a £31m investment by NERC in big research kit to keep the UK at the cutting edge of geoscience and energy innovation. The UK Geoenergy Observatories will contribute to an understanding of new low-carbon energy technologies both in the UK and internationally.

The call for sample requests from the Glasgow observatory covers:

  • Core and core barrel fluid samples preserved for geomicrobiologystudies from borehole GGC01 drilled at Dalmarnock in late 2018.
  • Core material from borehole GGC01 drilled at Dalmarnock in late 2018. Approved requests will access the core via a sampling party at BGS Keyworth in Autumn 2019 (date TBC).
  • Cuttings (rock chip) material from mine water and environmental boreholes to be drilled at GGERFS01, 02, 03, 05 Cuningar Loop in 2019. The material is likely to be available from late autumn 2019.
  • Groundwater samples and geomicrobiology filter samples from the Cuningar Loop mine water and environmental baseline boreholes taken at the same time as the BGS monthly sampling round until March 2020.
  • Surface water samples taken at the same time as the BGS monthly sampling round until March 2020.
  • Pre-drill soil geomicrobiology samples

Scientists interested in acquiring samples for the Glasgow site should now complete the proforma. Please email the completed sample request proforma to UK Geoenergy Observatories enquiries asap and before Friday 31st May 2019.

Further details can also be found here