Member  Bill SENIOR



Bill Senior, Independent CO2 Storage Consultant

Bill Senior is an independent low carbon energy consultant who specialises in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). He has worked for the European Commission, UK Government, BP, other major energy companies, and larger consultancies. His main expertise is in CCS and upstream Oil/Gas project development, geological storage, CCS policy/regulation and upstream oil and gas. His experience with CCS projects includes various projects in UK, Algeria and China. He was a Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Carbon Capture and Storage contributing to the chapters on Geological Storage and Economics. He was previously involved in preparation of Guidance Documents for implementation of the European CCS Directive as well as reviews of industry potential for geological storage in the UK and storage liabilities for DECC. He is involved in the current UK CCS Competition. He has acted as an advisor on a range of projects, currently involved with the Guangdong-UK CCS project and is on the Advisory Board for the CO2QUEST project.

Previously Bill spent 32 years with BP in business and technology roles covering alternative energy, exploration and production and gas. He was BP’s first technology manager for carbon capture and storage technology and subsequently a Senior Advisor in BP Alternative Energy. His earlier career experience in petroleum geology and upstream oil business underpins expertise in geological storage. He was seconded to the UK government‘s International Climate Change team during the G8 and EU presidencies between 2004-2006. He has worked in Europe, USA, SE Asia, China and Russia. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society and has a degree in geology from Oxford University.