Rasmus Larsen

Provost at the Technical University of Denmark

DHRTC is successfully pursuing its goals

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre is now four years into the ten year plan to find technological solutions for improving oil and gas production from the current infrastructure in the Danish North Sea. In this fourth year there is a series of accomplishments and events that I find are worth mentioning.

After taking the lead in building the organization of the centre Bo Cerup-Simonsen stepped down as director and returned to the shipping business in which he worked before joining DHRTC. Bo has skilfully headed the building of capacity at the centre from zero to a powerful organization at the interface between applied research and application. Moreover, Bo has eloquently addressed the necessity of conducting research into improved utilization of Danish underground resources, so that Denmark has the energy required to ensure growth and welfare in the transitional period until the fossil-free society becomes a reality.

Morten Willaing Jeppesen was appointed new DHRTC director. Given his previous long career with Maersk Oil & Gas and a year as Programme Director in DHRTC Morten is the ideal successor for the centre to fulfil its strategy.

Rasmus Larsen

Provost at the Technical University of Denmark

Rasmus Larsen

I am quite certain that we will see more innovations coming out of the many projects that have been initiated.

DHRTC has in the past year also experienced a major result in spinning off the AlarmTracker project. The AlarmTracker project is a result of an early focus on digitalization as a game changer. I am quite certain that we will see more innovations coming out of the many projects that have been initiated.

Finally, I would like to emphasize the proposed new scientific framework that will formalize as a centre focus the minimization of environmental footprint of operations. It also includes digitalization and preparations for abandonment. Here also lie promising opportunities for DHRTC.

In conclusion, I find that the DHRTC is successfully pursuing its goals and its strategy and look forward to seeing more innovation and technology transfer from the centre.