Now, almost half way into the scheduled timeframe of ten years, Troels Albrechtsen gives his views on the past and the future of DHRTC.
Troels Albrechtsen was one of the founding fathers of DHRTC. As a representative of Maersk Oil, now Total, he and the partners in the Danish Underground Consortium (DUC) had a vision of bringing together five research institutions in order to create new and innovative solutions to the challenge of extracting the remaining oil and gas in the North Sea.
Read the full interview with Troels Albrecthsen, Vice President Copenhagen Offshore Product Line
2018 has been an effective year. In 2019, the centre will concentrate on developing new research programmes and moving research and innovation closer to application.
Our research and results
The vision of the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC) is to demonstrate how the research can help increase and improve the recovery of oil and gas in the Danish region of the North Sea.
The path to the goal is to create good collaboration with all players. Below you will find stories about some of our deliveries in 2018, interviews with key stakeholders and get an overview of the many activities going on in DHRTC.
Now, almost half way into the scheduled timeframe of ten years, Troels Albrechtsen gives his views on the past and the future of DHRTC. Troels Albrechtsen was one of the founding fathers of DHRTC. As a representative of Maersk Oil, now Total, he and the partners in the Danish Underground Consortium (DUC) had a vision of bringing together five research institutions in order to create new and innovative solutions to the challenge of extracting the remaining oil and gas in the North SeaLearn More
We are proud that the DHRTC researchers already are delivering excellent academic results. Four DHRTC projects have achieved the aim of bringing technology innovations to Technology Readiness Level 3, from where our industrial partners have the option to implement them.Learn More
I am quite certain that we will see more innovations coming out of the many projects that have been initiated.Learn More
With more than 130 projects in DHRTC’s five partner universities and research institutions, there is much to keep track of. When it comes to research, the centre’s management is supported by the Scientific Committee.Learn More
Chalk has a very low permeability. Only in fractures, can oil flow more easily. But where are these fractures, how many are there, and what is their orientation? New fracture models that simulate the growth of the fracture network through geological time may give an answer.Learn More
By loading existing seismic datasets into state-of-the-art seismic interpretation software and adding geological knowledge and interpretation, PhD Florian Smit has succeeded in exposing the buried sea floor of the hydrocarbon-bearing Chalk Group in the North Sea, like ‘Google Earth of the subsurface’. The aim is to enhance the prediction of reservoir quality.Learn More
Here you get an introduction to some of the projects that DHRTC is currently working on and the knowledge produced is expected to be ready during 2019.Learn More
The AlarmTracker is a new solution based on DHRTC funded research helping operators make informed decisions in abnormal situations. In the first quarter of 2019, the AlarmTracker was installed for offshore testing at the Judy and Dan platforms.Learn More
When DHRTC hosts events and workshops, the purpose is to connect the right academic competencies to the right technical challenges.Learn More
Four years ago, the DHRTC-administration began activities in an empty building with no comparable network-based research centre to emulate. Today, industry partners rate the financial planning as “impressive”.Learn More
Every second year, The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre is contractually obliged to provide an evaluation of these processes. The centre has good reason to be pleased with the 2016-2018 ‘grades‘.Learn More
Radial Jet Drilling technology is known to enhance onshore geothermal as well as oil and gas production. DHRTC research shows that it can also increase production in the Danish North Sea, although more technology development is needed.Learn More
When you open a tap after the water supply has been disconnected, it often sputters and sprays completely uncontrollably due to air pockets in the water. Something similar takes place regularly in the separator, where production fluids are separated into oil, gas and water. A Radical Innovation Sprint project has developed an innovative solution on how to deal with this problem which is a challenge to production rate and process safety.Learn More
Although Jørgen Gross-Petersen has retired three times, he still has his mind full of innovative ideas for the oil and gas industry.Learn More