Reservoir and Geoenergy, Master's, 2 years

The master’s programme in Reservoir and Geoenergy focuses on theoretical and experimental studies of flow and processes that are crucial for subsurface understanding in the context of energy exploitation, energy storage and CO2-storage.
  • TuitionNone
  • Years2 Years
  • Intake13
  • Grade requirementsMinimum C
  • LanguageEnglish
  • ECTS120
  • StartAutumn and Spring

Main content

The world is facing potentially disastrous climate change. We need to reduce CO2 emissions, and at the same time find solutions for the world’s increasing energy demand. In order to reach these goals, we must find more efficient ways to use our energy sources. Methods such as Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) make sure we extract more oil from existing installations, while also serving as storage for CO2. In the Master's Programme in Reservoir and Geoenergy, we study questions like: 

  • What is the most environmentally friendly methods of enhanced oil recovery? 
  • How can we most efficiently manage remaining oil and gas reserves? 
  • How can CO2 be used for enhanced oil recovery and at the same time stored safely in reservoirs?  


Our graduates mostly work as industrial engineers. 

Our graduates also work in: 

  • Governmental positions (oil directorate)  
  • Education 
  • Construction 

You can also apply for admission to the PhD programme if you are interested in pursuing a career in research. 


The programme covers two academic years (four semesters) and starts in the autumn. 

Year 1 

You follow courses worth 60 ECTS, some mandatory, some elective. Courses, schedules and study plans depend on your specialisation.   

You can specialise in:  

Year 2 

You write your master's thesis, which is also worth 60 ECTS. Based on your area of interest, you and an available supervisor find a suitable thesis topic.  

Academic life 

As a master’s student you must attend 2-3 lectures per week, as well as: 

  • labs 
  • seminar groups 
  • fields trips 
  • lectures 

We expect you to work well on your own, as well as cooperation in a group. 

We make sure students are a natural part of the research group, and the work environment is informal. Many different nationalities work together. We also have a close relationship to the oil industry, with regular meetings. You can focus your master’s thesis on a topic that is relevant for the industry today and use industry equipment and laboratories. There are also meetings between the academic environment and the industry. 

You are expected to work independently, where you make use of appropriate methods and scientific working techniques in the research of relevant material.  

You will work closely with an academic supervisor whose expertise is in the field of your thesis topic. In agreement with your supervisor, you will choose a thesis topic and make a progression plan containing important milestones for your project.  

What will I learn? 

With a master's in Reservoir and Geoenergy, you will have 

  • a thorough knowledge of various disciplines in reservoir and geoenergy
  • knowledge about sustainable oil and gas recovery  
  • knowledge about CO2 handling and storage 

See full list of required learning outcomes under each specialisation: Reservoir Geology, Reservoir Mechanics or Reservoir Physics

Study period abroad 

You can spend your second semester as an exchange student at one of our partner universities in Australia.

Admission requirements

Specific admission requirements for the specializations 

The Master's Programme in Reservoir and Geoenergy has four specializations with specific admission requirements. Read more:

How to apply 

 Follow these links to find the general entry requirements and guidelines on how to apply:

You will also have to meet the programme specific entry requirements. Your bachelor's degree must include courses in mathematics, physics and chemistry, in addition to geology and reservoir technology.

The programme has main admission in fall and supplementary admission in spring (application deadline 1 November), if not all spots have been filled in the fall admission. The spring admission does not apply for applicants from outside the European Union/EEA/EFTA.