GEO5911 – 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)


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

FYS1000 – Physics- the foundation of natural sciences and medicine (continued) and KJM1100 – General chemistry (continued) or equivalent.

Recommended previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in mathematics, chemistry, and geology.


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

Attendances at the first lectures 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 Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Studies administration, email address:


Final written or oral exam counts 100%.

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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 scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. 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.


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


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

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Spring 2018

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Spring 2018

Spring 2017

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