Researcher in Numerical Modelling of EOR/IOR Processes

Centre for Oil and Gas - DTU
torsdag 12 okt 17

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Frist 2. november 2017
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The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applicants for a researcher position on numerical modelling of EOR processes in chalk reservoirs.

Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU is established by the Danish Underground Consortium and DTU. As part of a national strategy on oil and gas, the research centre is an ambitious, targeted effort to improve recovery of oil and gas from the Danish North Sea.

Responsibilities and tasks
The position will be an integrated part of the advanced water flooding programme with the focus on improving oil recovery in chalk reservoirs in the Danish part of the North Sea. In this context, the candidate is expected to perform innovative, fundamental and applied research on understanding of recovery from chalk reservoirs, and upscaling of multiphase flow on scales ranging from the core- to field-scale. For field-scale models, employing reliable macroscopic laws capturing the integral effects of heterogeneity on multiphase flow and reducing the computational complexity of modelling of coupled processes are necessary.  To this end, reliable modelling techniques need to be developed and verified to integrate the key coupled processes, and geo-models in the reservoir simulators.

The candidate should assist to set-up and develop various numerical tools tailored for modelling of the relevant EOR/IOR methods.  It will contribute to shaping a computational modelling lab at the centre. Co-supervising of Ph.D./MSc students working with reservoir simulation and collaboration with other researchers and students working with advanced water flooding experiments are required. The team will participate in a growing cross-disciplinary research program, involving several researchers at DTU and other Danish universities, research institutes, and industry. The team will have access to unique field and laboratory data sets to test concepts and methods developed at the centre. 

Application potential
The line-of-sight application potential of this position is to assist the screening processes of potential water based recovery methods in the Danish North Sea oil fields.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. Further qualifications: 

  • Excellent skills in numerical modelling of EOR/IOR processes
  • Exceptional skills in chemistry, mathematics, and physics
  • Good knowledge of laboratory experiments related to EOR
  • Minimum five years of postdoctoral experience and an excellent scientific track record with good publications in the relevant field

Assessment
In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to

  • Research experience.
  • Research vision and potential
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International experience
  • Internal and external collaboration
  • Communication skills

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 an academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The position as researcher is a permanent entry-level position. After a maximum of 4 years, a researcher can be promoted to a senior researcher position after assessment. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Dr. Hamid Nick, hamid@dtu.dk.

You can read about the scientific basis for the centre’s activities here: www.oilgas.dtu.dk/english/Research

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 2 November 2017. Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Views regarding research, based on the “Assessment” bullets
  • Research statement and names and addresses of three references
  • Documentation of precious teaching and research based on the “Assessment” bullets
  • List of publications
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g. http://orcid.org/)
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

The overarching purpose of The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre is to identify new technological and conceptual solutions that will enable increased oil and gas extraction in the Danish section of the North Sea. The research activities at the centre cover selected aspects of expertise: Reservoir characterization, Enhanced Oil & Gas Recovery Processes, Drilling & Production Technology Concepts and Production Facilities, Materials Research & Design. The centre will develop deep, new understanding within these disciplines with a line-of-sight to application. Located at The Technical University of Denmark research groups at the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University, Aalborg University and the Geological Survey of Greenland and Denmark will be affiliated with the Centre. When fully operational, the centre will employ and engage more than 100 people.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,000 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.