North Sea methane seepage; how important is leakage from abandoned wells?Martin Str. via Pixabay

North Sea methane seepage; how important is leakage from abandoned wells?

Recent publications by German institute Geomar highlight significant gas seepage associated with abandoned North Sea wells, but these claims are being criticised by others.

In 2017, ONE-Dyas announced a sizeable gas discovery in Dutch waters. It just so happened that around the same time, two publications (1,2) from German research institute Geomar highlighted that significant amounts of methane is potentially leaking from oil and gas wells in the North Sea. Both events triggered a public and political debate, not […]

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