Hello everybody,

Hope you all had a terrific summer. Welcome to the 2023-24 session of the RECORDER.

We are happy to have a series of exciting articles lined up for the next few months. In the recent past, we have seen how our geoscience skills and expertise, as well as our aptitude for innovation, are being transferred to the emerging field of carbon capture and storage (CCS). This trend is reflected in the submission of articles to the RECORDER – with multiple articles related to CCS to be published in the next few months. Our first article is authored by Lee Hunt et al., who describe how structured analogical reasoning forms the framework of knowledge transfer from oil and gas to CCS. This will be followed by a case study by Manzar Fawad and Nazmul Haque Mondol, who apply AVO analysis to quantify CO2 saturation over the Sleipner CCS project in Norway. Our third article is also by Lee Hunt, in which he describes how geoscientists can bring immense value to CCS projects.

The RECORDER editorial team is also excited to start a new section: “Ask the Experts”. We would like our readers to ask questions on any geoscience topic, and we will try to seek out experts who will provide answers to these queries. So, any question/doubt/problem that has been bugging you for a while, please give us a buzz. You may e-mail your questions to:

Finally, I would like to remind you that the registration for DoodleTrain is open. There are several interesting courses being offered and if you have not yet done so, please visit the DoodleTrain website to check if there is anything that interests you.

And of course, we’d very much like to hear back from you. Any feedback on our content is always welcome.