Reasearch meets industry

New Scientific framework supports 2018 Energy Agreement

Friday 29 Mar 19
In late March, the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre received an expanded scientific framework from DUC, Danish Underground Consortium. The framework opens up for new research projects addressing improvements of cost efficiency and environmental sustainability in the Danish oil and gas industry.

According to the 2018 Energy Agreement, oil and gas production from the North Sea will provide revenue to the Danish state to support and enable the green transition in the coming years.


In support of the agreement, the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC) is working with researchers from five Danish academic institutions (AU, AAU, GEUS, KU and DTU) to develop technological solutions to improve the recovery of the remaining Danish oil and gas resources.

At the end of March 2019, a revised scientific framework for DHRTC was approved by the authorities, which ensures that DHRTC continues to focus its research within four scientific themes:

1) Reservoir characterization

2) Enhanced Oil & Gas Recovery Processes

3) Drilling & Production Technology Concepts

4) Production Facilities, Material Research & Design

Across the four themes, DHRTC is working to improve the North Sea oil and gas recovery in terms of increased reserves, lower cost and enhanced environmental sustainability.

“We are pleased with the revision of the Scientific Framework. It allows us to continue to deliver on our ongoing research projects and to develop our research portfolio with new projects addressing cost efficiency and environmental sustainability as well as digitalization and well abandonment” says centre director, Morten Jeppesen.

Read the Scientific Framework here.