GEO9911 – CO2 Storage - Physical and Chemical Processes

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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

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)
  • 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.

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

Overlapping courses


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 Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Student administration (

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:

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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.

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

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Dec. 2, 2020 8:14:02 PM

Facts about this course


Spring 2020

Every other spring starting 2018

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