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Minus CO2 Challenge

Join the Challenge!

Minus CO2 Challenge

Join the Challenge!

Participate in the 2024 Minus CO2 Challenge 

The most recent edition of the Minus CO2 Challenge took place in 2023. Congratulations to the team of the University of Boumerdes (Algeria) for winning this year’s challenge!

The MINUS CO2 Challenge 2024 is receiving applications now!

Application and selection process

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 field dataset bringing practical experience to help students with successful careers in applied geosciences. In the MINUS CO2 contest,  we challenge teams to work with a dataset of a carbon sequestration project

The Minus CO2 Challenge 2024 main topic will be ‘Geothermal Electrical Power Generation in the Netherlands’.

We invite university teams of three to five students to apply to take part in this innovative challenge, which has also received support from EAGE Green Fund. 

To ensure a successful application you should be aware of the rules and procedures of the MINUS-CO2 challenge.


How to apply:

  1. Fill in the Application form.
  2. Attach a signed ‘Declaration of Academic Integrity
  3. Include a Motivational Letter explaining also why renewable energy is important in the future and how geoscientists and engineers can make the energy transition a reality.


Apply now 


Every team selected in the first round will receive a dataset to work with. They will have the opportunity to analyze the dataset and propose a project with zero-net CO2 emissions. 

 If you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact us via

The Minus CO2 Challenge 2024 deadline for applications is 21 June 2024.

Selection stagesDeadline
Application 22 April to 21 June 2024
First Round Submission

Teams submit progress reports with plans for further investigation. This should begin with a one-page summary introducing the team and advisors followed by a one-page executive summary. Then followed by a maximum 5 written pages containing up to 5 figures, followed by one page for references. Total 8 pages
31 July 2024
Announcement of the 6 finalist teams to go forward
9 August 2024
Second round submission
6 teams submit a 7.5-minute video with PDFs of the PowerPoint slides.
9 September 2024
Online presentations. Judges select 1st, 2nd & 3rd place teams19 September 2024
1st place team presents in person at EAGE Global Energy Transition Conference in Rotterdam5 November 2024


Siddharth Misra


Prof Dr Siddharth Misra’s research focuses on improving subsurface characterization and prospect evaluation for the exploration of hydrocarbons, minerals and water resources.

His major contribution is in the theory of electromagnetic responses of geological formations to various charge polarization phenomena. The theory has enabled him to introduce a multi-frequency electromagnetic log-inversion technique to remove dielectric effects for improved estimation of hydrocarbon pore volume.


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