TPG4255 - CO2 Storage: Operation and Integrity of Engineered CO2 Storage


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 80/100 4 hours
Work 20/100

Course content

Scientific basis and engineering practice for CO2 storage, CO2 phase behaviour and flow dynamics, engineering and geomechanics of geological storage, injection well design and operation, geophysical and geochemical monitoring, enhanced oil and gas recovery using CO2.

Learning outcome

The students will understand engineered CO2 storage, including the (i) physics and engineering of CO2-rich gases, (ii) the geology and geomechanics of the storage complex and (iii) the monitoring of the reservoir and long-term storage integrity. The students will be capable of analytical assessments of CO2 storage capacity, site management and risk analysis. They should be able to interpret down-hole well data and geophysical monitoring data using case-studies. The students should be able to use analytical and mathematical methods, and tools as Excel and Matlab. Finally, as part of study teams, they should be able to design the disposal plan for a large-scale CO2 storage project.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises. Compulsory group design project amounts to 20% of the final grade. Lectures are held in English if international master's students attend. The course is evaluated by a reference group. The course is taught every second year.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (80%) and evaluation of compulsory group project (20%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. If the teaching is given in English, the examination papers will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments. If there is a re-sit examination, the form of assessment may be changed from written to oral examination. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

IPCC Special Report (Ch.5 Underground geological storage.; Cooper, C. (Ed), 2009, A Technical Basis for Carbon Dioxide Storage Nordbotten and Celia, 2012, Geological Storage of CO2, Wiley, 2012. Several key papers will also be reviewed as part of course work.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Petroleum Geosciences
  • Petroleum Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Work 20/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home examination (1) 80/100





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret til hjemmeeksamen som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed to home examination as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation.

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