ENeRG, the European Network for Research in Geo-Energy, was created in 1993 by European organisations involved in research and technology development (RTD) focused on fossil energy sources, especially oil and gas. It was formed to promote European RTD capability in the service of Europe's geo-energy exploration and production industry and its associated service and supply sector. The focus has been evolving towards all technologies for enabling energy transition and climate change mitigation: geothermal energy, CO2 geological storage, underground energy storage, etc.
Founded in 1993; Members in 29 Countries; operates as an "informal club"; does not enter into legal transactions.
The Aim of ENeRG is to promote industry orientated research, development and demonstration to meet the future challenges. It also works to establish a platform to develop wider and deeper co-operation in RTD between RTD organisations and industry at the European level.
The Goal of ENeRG is the promotion of co-operation between European organisations engaged in research and technological development relevant to exploration and production of geo-energy.
The main objectives of ENeRG are:
- To identify and match opportunities and requirements for new RTD programmes which will bring benefits to European industry
- To explore and promote where appropriate co-ordinated views of its Members on R&D issues
- To promote scientific and technical collaboration between Members ("broker" for international consortia)
- To promote capability of Members to meet future needs of European industry
- To monitor and advise on EU's R&D related legislation and policy
- To inform/advise Members on EU's R&D programmes
- To promote the transfer of European know-how and technology to third countries