Introduction to CO2StoP
The characterisation of potential CO2 storage sites is a prerequisite for the large scale deployment of CCS in Europe. In support of development of a European CO2 Storage Atlas the European Commission funded the CO2StoP project (CO2 Storage Potential in Europe - Project No. ENER/C1/154-2011-SI2.611598), which made a first assessment of the European CO2 storage capacity, both onshore and offshore. An introduction to the project can be found here:
More information about the project as a well as the final report can be found at:
The CO2StoP project also created a dataset of geological parameters that enables the assessment of potential geological CO2 storage capacity in the EU Member States.
The database and the visualization tool produced by the Project can be downloaded here. Access requires the use of the commercial software: Microsoft Access, Microsoft Word and ESRI ArcGIS. More information on the installation and the functions of the tool can be found in the user guide that can be found in the package.
The JRC, the “Knowledge for the Energy Union” unit, recognizing the need for wider and open accessibility, has transformed the datasets of this database to open formats to make them accessible through non-commercial software. Spatial datasets are provided in KML format and table datasets are made available as CSV files. The individual data files are made available here 'as is' and can be downloaded below.
The information about the geological formations and individual units of assessment come from the “CO2 Storage Potential in Europe (CO2StoP)” project. Reuse of this information is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged. The reuse policy of the European Commission is implemented by the Commission Decision of 12 December 2011 on the reuse of Commission documents, available here.
The output from the CO2StoP project does not reflect the official opinion of the European Commission. Responsibility for the information and views expressed in the CO2StoP database and the information about CO2 storage capacities lies entirely with their respective author(s) and data providers.
Copyrights of data supporting the CO2StoP project:
All Austrian data is copyright of the Geologische Bundesanstalt Austria.
All Belgian data is copyright of Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences – Geological Survey of Belgium (RBINS-GSB).
All Bulgarian data is copyright of the Department of Geology, Sofia University.
Hydrocarbon field and pipeline data is copyright of the INA - Croatian National Oil Company. All other Croatian data is copyright of the University of Zagreb - Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering.
All Czech data is copyright of the Czech Geological Survey.
All Danish data is copyright of the responsibility of GEUS.
All French data is copyright of BRGM.
Outlines of oil and gas fields in Germany have been obtained from the GIS database of the project ‘Petroleum Geological Atlas of the Southern Permian Basin Area’ (SPBA GIS Maps and Database is copyright of TNO). All other German data is copyright of BGR.
All Greek data is copyright of the National Centre for Sustainable Development (NCSD) - Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration (IGME).
Hydrocarbon fields data is copyright of the Hungarian Bureau of Mining and Geology. All other Hungarian data is copyright of MFGI (Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary).
All Irish data is copyright of the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.
Italian aquifer data is copyright of the Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico. All other Italian data is copyright of OGS.
All Latvian data is copyright of the Institute of Geology at Tallinn University of Technology (IG TUT) and the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.
All Lithuanian data is copyright of the Institute of Geology & Geography - LGGI.
Subsurface data is copyright of TNO-NITG. All other Dutch data is copyright of TNO-NITG.
All North Macedonia data is copyright of the Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology IZIIS.
All Norwegian data is copyright of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate - NPD.
All Polish data is copyright of the Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute - Polish Academy of Sciences - MEERI.
All Portuguese data is copyright of the Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P. Portugal.
All Romanian data is copyright of the National Institute of Marine Geology and Geoecology.
All Serbian data is copyright of the Association of Geophysicists and Environmentalists of Serbia (AGES).
All Slovakian data is copyright of the Geological Survey of the Slovak Republic.
Lendava Formation data is copyright of the Geological Survey of Slovenia. All other Slovenian data is copyright of Geoinzeniring.
All Spanish data is copyright of the Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (IGME).
All Swiss data is copyright of the ETH Zurich.
UK Hydrocarbon field and infrastructure data is copyright of BERR and HMSO. All other UK data is copyright of NERC.