Research must be applicable in the field. This is the overall goal of the centre's work. The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre therefore develops work programmes encompassing a number of research projects that each contribute to addressing the issue the programme is focusing on.
The work programmes show the technical solutions and economic benefits of the research results. Each work programme is based on an issue or hypothesis describing how the research can increase the recovery of oil and gas in the North Sea. Each work programme is linked to one or more pilot fields, which are specific oil and gas fields in the Danish North Sea. Based on the pilot field, the total quantity of oil and gas that can be recovered can be calculated.
Work on the programmes takes place in parallel with the research projects. As the research develops, the work programmes ascend a Technology Readiness Level scale. Potential new technologies are developed at the same pace.
The purpose of the programmes is to demonstrate how the recovery of oil and gas can be increased. An economic description is also prepared, showing the potential increased recovery from the North Sea. This provides a clear target for how the research results can increase the recovery of oil and gas over time.
You can read more about some of DHRTC's current work programmes and research below.