81st EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2019

Embrace Change - Creativity for the Future

3 - 6 June
London, United Kingdom
Coming soon
Call for papers


The next EAGE Annual (the 81st EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition taking place in London, UK between 3-6 June) will play host to the inaugural run of the MINUS CO2 Challenge. 

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, to take part in this innovative challenge, which has also received generous support from Total and Schlumberger.

Every team that applies will receive a dataset, which will be supplied Equinor, to work with. They will have the opportunity to analyze the dataset and propose a low-carbon field development plan of a discovered hydrocarbon resource. Out of all teams, the best will be selected to present their development plan at the 81st EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2019, held on Monday 3 June 2019 in London, UK, with their flights, accommodation and registration for the event covered by EAGE. These teams will also have the exciting opportunity to visit the Aberdeen based site of Equinor. Equinor will arrange for the teams travel and accommodation as they engage in a day and a half programme of talks on technical topics such as exploration, production, facilities and low carbon technology, a dinner and tour of the facility, before returning to London to take part in the Challenge!

The winning team will receive the prestigious opportunity to present their field development plan findings the following September at EAGE's flagship Near Surface Geoscience Conference and Exhibition 2019 in the Netherlands, with accommodation, flights and registration covered by the EAGE Green Fund.


To ensure 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. Multiple teams per university can apply as long as the team members are present in 1 team. 

If you have any further question do not hesitate to contact us at students@eage.org.


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