Czech Geological Survey

Czech Republic

Description of the entity:

Czech Geological Survey (CGS / Czech Republic) is the leading geological research institution in the Czech Republic. It is a state research institute supervised by the Ministry of Environment. Its staff counts about 300 people, round 200 of them being university graduates.
Geo-energy related activities of CGS have developed a significant knowledge in the field of CO2 geological storage, monitoring of CO2 and methane migration, formation water geochemistry, mineralogical, optical and geochemical characterisation of the reservoir rocks and seals.
CGS has rich experience with participation in international research projects in many areas of geoscience, including European Framework Programmes (FP6, FP7, Horizon 2020) and other types of multilateral cooperation. CGS is member of EuroGeoSurveys and the Czech national country representative in ENeRG (European Network for Research in Geo-Energy). Since 2013 CGS has been a member of CO2GeoNet.


Contribution to the Work Plan and expertise brought to ENOS:

CGS was the leader of REPP-CO2, a Czech-Norwegian research project focusing on screening an assessment of the LBr-1 depleted oilfield as potential site for a pilot CO2 storage project in the Czech Republic. Results and achievements of this project have been provided to ENOS as input information for further research work, especially in WP3 and WP4. Moreover, CGS’ project management skills and experience in co-ordination of activities at international level are used in WPs 6-9.
In ENOS, CGS is leader of WP6, is represented in the Management Board and is responsible for liaising project activities with the LBr-1 pilot site in the Czech Republic.

CGS is involved in:

  • 3 of the 4 tasks in WP3 Managing leakage risks for protection of the environment and groundwater
  • WP4 Integration of CO2 storage with local economic activities (Task 4.2 CO2 storage and oil production)
  • WP5 Coordination with local communities (Task 5.1 Knowledge development and integration in a societal perspective)
  • All tasks in WP6 International Cooperation & seeding pilots and demos in Europe (WP leader) and as leader of Task 6.4 Preparation of follow-up stages for ENOS pilot sites
  • All tasks in WP7 Spreading innovation
  • 3 of the 4 tasks in WP8 Promoting CCS through training and education (Task 8.1 Education and training for the European research community; Task 8.2 Building and providing an e-learning course; Task 8.4 Raising awareness by training workshops for journalists and media)
  • in WP9 Management as WP6 leader,member of the MB and as LBr-1 Site Contact


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