Production Chemistry Advisor for Research Portfolio

Centre for Oil and Gas - DTU
Wednesday 12 Sep 18

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Do you have solid experience with Research & Development tasks in E&P business and a strong track record within technical execution of development or research projects? Then you might be the production chemistry advisor that we are looking for at DHRTC.

The Organization
DHRTC (also called Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU) was established in 2014 by the Danish Underground Consortium and DTU. The Centre has received a starting grant of DKK 1 billion for a 10-year period. As part of the National Strategy on Oil and Gas, the research Centre is an ambitious, targeted effort to enable increased recovery of oil and gas from the Danish sector of the North Sea. The Centre’s objectives are to progress knowledge and solutions with application potential, and to contribute to research-based teaching programs. The Centre operates in close collaboration with the industry and other research institutions. The Centre aims at stimulating cross-disciplinary collaboration and dialogue where insight in existing fields and technologies meets knowledge of new technologies. We believe that radically new ideas often reside in the interface between disciplines.

The Team
You will be part of the Technology Maturation group, which is responsible for the technical integration of the research results and for technical support to the partnership research community and DHRTC Programme Management. Members of the group are all experienced oil industry professionals and they are responsible for providing an industry perspective and experience to the research community.

Responsibilities and tasks
It will be your responsibility to develop and maintain technology demonstration models, within your area of expertise. Demonstration models are directed towards integrating various areas of research into applicable and commercially viable solutions with high impact for the oil & gas production in the North Sea.

Primary tasks:

  • Collaborate with industrial- and research colleagues in maturing demonstration models to show impact of research solutions incl. risk, economics, technical description, simulations etc.
  • Create a bridge between research and oil and gas technologies to ensure compatibility and integration
  • Design and implementation of the Technology Readiness Level maturation model in collaboration with researchers and the programme management team
  • Identification of relevant industry data that can be used to provide solutions in collaboration with our industry – and research colleagues

Your profile
The ideal candidate should hold a M.Sc. or higher in chemistry or Chem. Eng., possess a strong R&D backgound and have more than 10 years of experience in corporate research in the petroleum industry with solving complex tasks combined with a strong academic background or production.

The experience should include the subjects of flow assurance such as scale, corrosion, reservoir souring and water treatment as well as reservoir fluid chemistry and analysis. The candidate should have demonstrated a high level of fundamental insight into the reservoir fluid chemistry involved such as physical chemistry, surface and collide chemistry linked with analytic petroleum chemistry. Additional experience from other areas of the oil and gas industry is a plus.

Solid communication skills are a must. The candidate should have the ability to engage in detailed discussion with researchers and at all time be able to maintaining line of sight towards industrial application vs. research publication. Thus the ideal candidate is familiar with (applied) research environments.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The place of work is DTU Lyngby Campus.

DHRTC is a network organization and the candidate should be willing to travel to partner institutions when need be.    

Application and further information
Please submit your online application no later than 26 September 2018. Open the link “Apply online”, fill in the form and attach your cover letter, CV and exam certificates.

Additional information may be obtained from R&D Director Lars Simonsen,

You can read more about the Centre here

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.