CO2 Geological Storage

Sapienza University of Rome

12 months
2000 EUR/year
2000 EUR/year
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The goal of the CO2 Geological Storage program at the Sapienza University of Rome is to provide the participants with the scientific and technical knowledge that needs to be addressed for the successful storage of CO2 into geological formations. 


The CO2 Geological Storage program at the Sapienza University of Rome will cover all aspects of the geological storage of CO2 so that the students can both understand the work of all specialists who will be involved in CCS projects (such as reservoir engineers/geologists, sedimentologists, stratigraphers, geophysicists, structural geologists, geochemical modellers, regulators, etc.) and further develop their own field of specialization. 

Program Overview

The program will present an overview of the state-of-the-art of CCS operations and research; it will focus on the technical and scientific knowledge acquired in the European pilot sites (including the ones from ENOS project) for CO2 injection and safety monitoring, the exploration of critical processes in laboratory studies, and numerical modelling. 

Based on their previous geoscientific knowledge from graduate level, after finishing this study (postgraduate specialist level) the participants will be able to further develop their own field of specialization and independently conduct a work as a part of the team preparing the CO2 geological storage project. In addition, proficiency in the integrated methodology for exploration of the deep subsurface means furthering the knowledge of geoscience professionals in general, allowing them to use the new competencies in studies for other purposes – e.g. the geothermal resources, deep aquifers in general, energy storage etc.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to CO2 geological storage - Social aspect 
  • CO2 Capture and transport. Present day industrial utilization of CO2
  • CO2 geological storage options -geology and geochemistry 
  • Introduction to reservoir engineering 
  • Storage site selection and capacity estimates 
  • Geophysical monitoring
  • Drilling and wells

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates are required to have a Master degree in Earth Sciences according to the European Qualification Framework. Persons that have a degree issued by non-EU universities can be admitted to the course in the case that the Scientific Educational Council recognizes it sufficient for admission. The course will be financed by tuition fees, contributions from ENOS project and possible donations by other public and private institutions, within their national regulations. Teacher mobility will be financed through those sources, while extra expenses for student mobility (travel, food and accommodation expenses) will be covered by each student. Between 8 and 10 students are planned and reduction of the tuition fee is planned during the ENOS project, dependable on the number of students. 
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      2000 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      2000 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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    CO2 Geological Storage
    Sapienza University of Rome