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ELGI - Magyar Állami Eötvös Loránd Geofizikai Intézet

Eötvös Loránd Geophysical Institute (ELGI), as an independent institution of the Mining and Geological Bureau, is one of Hungary's most significant research centres in the field of geoscience. Its activity includes research both in the pure and applied parts of geophysics as well as geophysical exploration and prospecting.
It embraces the application of seismic methods in investigations spreading from the shallowest engineering problems to the deep Earth's crust and upper mantle studies. ELGI applies non-seismic methods, e.g. gravity, magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic including tellurics, magnetotellurics and radar in structural studies, geological mapping, engineering and environmental investigations. Geophysical databases of Hungary are also handled by ELGI.
Relevant expertise: ELGI has participated in the field accomplishment and data interpretation in a number of recent seismic experiments in Central Europe (CELEBRATION 2000, VRANCEA 2001, ALP 2002, SUDETES 2003), which have been carried out in international cooperation.  ELPjtsPGxvZ29IVS5qcGc7Pj47Pjs7Pjt0LPASS 2005-2006 and CBP 2005-2007 major passive seismic experiments.


Hydrocarbon explorations (for the MOL Hungarian oil company):
1996-2004 6 seismic surveying and data processing projects in the 1) Sió Valley; 2) Sárköz exploration area; 3) Encs exploration area; 4) Szirák exploration area; 5) Nyírség exploration area; 6) Hatvan North exploration area

Microseismic monitoring:
1)Deployment and continuous operation of seismotectonic monitoring network in the Mecsek Mountains since 2005;
2) 3D seismic tomography measurements and data processing in the Mecsek region 2004-2005;
3) 2D deep tomography measurements and processing in the Mecsek Mountains 2004-2005

Geophysical Data Reinterpretation (Geothermal)

3D seismic reinterpretation in SE Hungary for CEGE Ltd 2008-2009
Borehole Geophysical reinterpretation of target area in SE Hungary 2008-2009
Participation in the EU GeoCapacity project 2006-2008 as project partners, assessing geological storage capacity in Hungary (WP leader for the SEE European group);

CO2 storage

1) Participation in the CASTOR project 2004-2008 (W.P. 1.2) preliminary mapping of Hungarian CO2 storage potential as subcontractors of the project

2) Participation in the CO2NET EAST project 2006-2009, a communication action aiming to increase the knowledge and awareness about CCS in the Central Eastern European Region (W.P. leader for dissemination and awareness building)
3) Detailed mapping and storage capacity estimation of target formations (well sealed depleted hydrocarbon fields, saline aquifers and unminable coal seams) potentially appropriate for CO2 storage for MOL Hungarian oil company (2007-2008).