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


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

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. Lectures are held in English if international master's students attend. The course is evaluated by a reference group.

Compulsory assignments

  • Group-based project

Further on evaluation

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.

Course materials

Ringrose, P., 2020. How to Store CO2 Underground: insights from early-mover CCS Projects (p.129). Cham, Switz: Springer.

IPCC Special Report (Ch.5 Underground geological 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 2024

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: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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