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Minus CO2 Challenge

Join the Challenge!

Minus CO2 Challenge

Join the Challenge!

Participate in the 2021 Minus CO2 Challenge

The world is changing – and the challenge of climate change is impacting geoscience and subsurface engineering disciplines 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.

This year, we will focus on the Scotian Margin, situated in offshore Nova Scotia, Canada.

We invite university teams of three to five students to apply up to 30 September to take part in this innovative challenge. 

The winning team will win €2000, to be used for future students’ projects. In addition, teams can expect exposure to a range of experts and visibility through EAGE’s student media output.

May the best team win! 

Application and selection process

The competition consists of three selection rounds.

First phase

For the first round, teams will have to submit a motivational letter, explaining their views on:

  • why renewable energy is important in the future, and;
  • how geoscientists and engineers can make the energy transition a reality.

There is not set word count or template for students to follow – it’s up to the teams to tackle these questions as they seem fit! 


To ensure a successful application you should be aware of the rules and procedures of the MINUS CO2 challenge and a signed ‘Declaration of Academic Integrity’ should be attached to the application. 

The deadline for application is on 30 September, at 12:00 (CEST)

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

Submit your application

Second Phase

Every team selected for the second round will receive a dataset to work with. They will have the opportunity to analyze the dataset and propose a phase storage screening project.

Third Phase

In the third and final round, the best three teams will be invited to present their findings to a jury composed of representatives of the EAGE Student Affairs Committee.

Selection stagesDeadline
Application submission30 September
Selection of the teams for the second round15 October
Submission Carbon sequestration project15 December
Selection semi-finalist teams30 December
Final selectionto be announced

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