GEO5911 – CO2 storage - Physical and chemical processes

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

The course will not be taught in spring 2022. 

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 CO2 can identify and define the major processes and reactions taking place during geological CO2 storage
  • know to estimate storage capacity (static and dynamic)

Admission to the course

Students at UiO register for courses and exams in Studentweb.

Formal prerequisite knowledge

Basic knowledge in mathematics, chemistry, and geology.

Overlapping courses


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

Attendances at the first lecture are compulsory. Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Student administration (

We reserve the right to change the teaching form and examination of the course in semesters where 5 or fewer students have been admitted.


  • Final written or oral exam counts 100%.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt. It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course if you sit the exam for one of the following courses:

Examination support material


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.

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, use of sources, explanations and appeals

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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Nov. 30, 2022 3:37:31 AM

Facts about this course


Spring 2020

Every other spring starting 2018

Teaching language