Portrait of Charles Gorecki

Charles Gorecki


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Office Address

15 North 23rd Street Stop 9018
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9018



Charles D. Gorecki is CEO of the EERC, where he leads a multidisciplinary team of 220 people who focus on research and development (R&D) of innovative energy and environmental technologies. Mr. Gorecki oversees strategic initiatives focused on coal utilization and emissions, carbon management, oil and gas research, alternative fuels and renewable energy, and the energy–water nexus. 

Prior to his current position, Mr. Gorecki served as Director of Subsurface R&D at the EERC, where he focused on conventional, unconventional, and enhanced oil and gas production; geologic storage of CO2; geothermal; the carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) value chain; and other energy and environmental research. In this role, he served as Program Manager for the Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership and the Bakken Production Optimization Program, two major collaborative industry–government programs.

Mr. Gorecki joined the EERC in 2007, and holds a B.S. degree in Geological Engineering from UND. He has authored and coauthored numerous papers and given presentations on a variety of topics in the United States and throughout the world. Mr. Gorecki served in the Minnesota and North Dakota Army National Guard for nine years. He’s a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and deployed to Iraq with the 141st Engineer Battalion’s Company B out of Jamestown, N.D.