About us

Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC) is a research center with a central position in the energy transition. We conduct research aimed towards a responsible and efficient oil and gas recovery from the Danish North Sea while seeking to reduce the environmental and climate footprint.
We develop innovative solutions to specific challenges facing the energy sector. By managing a portfolio of research projects, we can ensure that our solutions make a difference to industry. You can read much more about our current prototypes under Research.

DHRTC's network

DHRTC is a partnership between five of Denmark's leading research institutions: Aalborg University, Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen, National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) and the Technical University of Denmark. We gather teams across the network and utilize the cutting-edge expertise of each partner institution. In addition, we are in constant dialogue with industry partners and researchers outside DHRTC. We see this network approach as the most optimal approach to pioneering research that makes a difference in the field.

The creation of the DHRTC

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC) was formed in 2014, as part of Denmark's long-term national strategy for energy. On behalf of Danish Underground's Consortium partners TOTAL, Noreco and the North Sea Fund, Maersk Oil (now TOTAL) entered into an agreement with DTU to establish and operate the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre. The relationship between DHRTC and DUC is described in our Scientific Framework and contract, which are available here. You can also read our annual reports here.