GEO9911 - CO2 storage - Physical and chemical processes

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Course content

The course gives a general introduction to CO2 storage in geological formations and in depth theoretical knowledge required to estimate safe storage of CO2.

Learning outcome

After finishing this course, students should have an understanding of

  • the physical and geochemical constrains of subsurface sedimentary systems affected by injection of CO2can identify and define the major processes and reactions taking place during geological CO2 storage
  • know to estimate storage capacity (static and dynamic)
  • training in writing a scientific report within a given topic in the subject

Admission

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

Basic training in chemistry and physical chemistry is also required.

Recommended previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in mathematics, chemistry, and geology. A MSc in a geological discipline.

Teaching

This intensive course is held together with GEO9911 (and GEO5912/GEO9912) and the teaching consists of lectures and computer modeling exercises.

PhD students will make a written report based on the lectures and a given topic. This will count as a part of the final degree (see Exams below).

Attendance at the first lecture is compulsory. Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Studies administration, email address: studieinfo@geo.uio.no

Examination

Final written or oral exam counts 50%.

A written report based on the lectures and a given topic will count 50% of the grade.

Examination support material

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Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Other

This course will not be offered if less than four students are registered to the course.

Facts about this course

Credits

5

Level

PhD

Teaching

Spring 2017

This course will change semester to be teached in 2017, from autumn to spring.

Examination

Spring 2017

Teaching language

English