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WMRG: Latest Trends in Ground-Gas Monitoring and Risk Assessment

14 June 2022
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Event type:
Evening meeting, Virtual event, Regional Group
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Geological Society Events, West Midlands Regional Group
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Time and location

18.30hrs, online via Zoom

Event details

Our understanding of the ground gas hazard, it’s behaviour and how to manage the risks has evolved considerably since the first guidance documents came out after the Loscoe explosion of 1986. This presentation will discuss the latest thinking and best practice on monitoring and interpreting ground gas data. With reference to first principles, geological factors and worst-case conditions, a holistic approach to creating meaningful conceptual site models will be discussed. The presentation will finish with a case study that presents the ‘lines of evidence’ approach to a S-P-R contaminant linkage risk assessment.


Simon Talbot (Ground Gas Solutions)

Simon is a founder and managing director of Ground-Gas Solutions Ltd. With over forty years’ experience as a professional geologist, Simon has devoted more than twenty five years to ground-gas contamination issues and innovative environmental monitoring methodologies. Simon has a BSc in Geology from University of Manchester and a MSc in Engineering Geology from University of Leeds. He is a Chartered Engineer through the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and is a Fellow of the Geological Society. Simon has worked for a number of national and international companies in Africa and the UK before being appointed in 1998 as head of the Greater Manchester Geological Unit.


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