GEO9911 – CO2 Storage - Physical and Chemical Processes
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
The course gives a general introduction to CO2 storage in geological formations and in depth theoretical knowledge required to estimate safe storage of CO2.
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)
- training in writing a scientific report within a given topic in the subject
Admission to the course
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.
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.
- 5 credits overlap with GEO5910 – CO2 storage - Physical and chemical processes (continued).
- 5 credits overlap with GEO5911 – CO2 storage - Physical and chemical processes.
- 5 credits overlap with GEO9910 – CO2 storage - Physical and chemical processes (continued).
- 5 credits overlap with GEO5912 – Geological Storage of CO2 – Introduction and Geological Constraints (discontinued).
- 5 credits overlap with GEO9912 – Geological Storage of CO2 – Introduction and Geological Constraints (discontinued).
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).
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 (email@example.com).
We reserve the right to change the teaching form and examination of the course in semesters where 5 or fewer students have been admitted.
- A written report based on the lectures and a given topic will count 50% of the grade.
- Final written or oral exam counts 50%.
- Both parts must be passed individually in order to pass the course.
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:
- GEO5911 – CO2 storage - Physical and chemical processes
- GEO5910 – CO2 storage - Physical and chemical processes (continued)
- GEO9910 – CO2 storage - Physical and chemical processes (continued)
- GEO5912 – Geological Storage of CO2 – Introduction and Geological Constraints (discontinued)
- GEO9912 – Geological Storage of CO2 – Introduction and Geological Constraints (discontinued)
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.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. 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.