A responsible oil and gas production in the North Sea

Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre conducts research aimed towards a responsible and efficient oil and gas production from the Danish North Sea, while seeking to reduce the environmental and climate footprint. We solve specific challenges from the field and create value in a complex network of partners from both the academic world and industry.

Research throughout the production chain

At DHRTC, we work with a diverse research portfolio that develops solutions for all aspects of oil and gas production in the Danish North Sea - from the characterization of underdeveloped reservoirs to ensuring environmental protection when the mature fields have to be abandoned, to investigating the potential for using the depleted oil and gas fields to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). We cover the entire value chain and ensure that future operations are financially and environmentally sustainable, and safe. In this way, DHRTC contributes to Denmark’s leadership as one of the most energy efficient oil and gas producers in the world.

Get an overview of DHRTC's research programs here

DHRTC - an interdisciplinary network organization

A core aspect of DHRTC's research is our collaborative approach. We firmly believe that the best research results come from working across disciplines and expertise, which is why we aim to bring the entire network together. Collaborating with industry, our research teams include everyone from geologists to drilling engineers from our five partner institutions, ensuring that research is applicable in the field.

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World-class research facilities

World-class research requires world-class facilities, which is why we are proud to have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities across our network. We can test on a micro scale in the laboratory, we can model and we can show scaling potential before testing on-site.

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Constant talent development

Development of research talent is an integral part of our work. Our multidisciplinary and application-oriented approach enables our graduates and PhD students to contribute solid professional competencies in both the research world and the industry as they complete their time at DHRTC.

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At DHRTC we have many talented researchers who frequently publish new research results. Find them here.
DHRTC Researchers
Our Scientific Framework is our scientific foundation, which sets the direction for our current and future research. Find it here.