The MINUS CO2 Application

The world is changing – and the challenge of climate change is impacting the oil and gas business in many ways. As with other EAGE field challenges, we focus on a real oilfield dataset bringing practical experience to help students with successful careers in the applied geosciences. The MINUS CO2 CHALLENGE is the same but different – we challenge teams to use a subsurface hydrocarbon resource but with zero net emissions of CO2 to the atmosphere. Any form of CO2 management may be used in association with the hydrocarbon resource model (e.g. CO2 capture, CO2 strorage, CO2 EOR, or renewable energy options. We invite university teams of three to five students to apply from 11 June  until 30 September 2018 .

Every team that applies will receive a dataset, which is sponsored by Statoil, to work with. They will have the opportunity to analyse the dataset and propose a low-carbon field development plan of a discovered hydrocarbon resource. Out of all teams, the best eight will be selected to present their MINUS CO2 field development plan at the 81st EAGE Conference & Exhibition, held on 2June 2019 in London, UK. The winning team awaits a great trophy!

In order to accomplish a successful application, you should be aware about the rules and procedures of the MINUS-CO2 challenge and a signed ‘Declaration of Academic Integrity’ should be attached in application.

If the application is accepted, we will notify  you in a period of 48 hours  and the first assignment from Equinor  will be provided.

You will have more chance to prepare the submission of the assignment as soon as you apply to the challenge.

Please complete the submission by  30 September and if you have any further question do not hesitate to contact



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