Centre for oil and gas – DTU


Organisation profile

Director: Bo Cerup-Simonsen

M: +45 21 78 94 03

In 2014, the partners in the Danish Underground Consortium (DUC) entered into an agreement on the financing of the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC), which has been established at and is operated from Technical University of Denmark (DTU).


For DHRTC, the aim is to demonstrate how the recovery of oil and gas can be increased in the Danish part of the North Sea on a commercial basis. Specifically, the aim is to demonstrate an increased recovery of oil and gas of 100 MMBOE in 2020. The centre’s work involves close collaboration between research and engineering on coming up with innovative solutions to the challenges in the North Sea. This is done through research and partnerships across universities and in interaction with the industry.

Permanently based at DTU, the team is already busily involved in the collaboration with the partner institutions, University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University, Aalborg University and the Geological Survey of Greenland and Denmark (GEUS). In addition, efforts are being made to establish cross-disciplinary partnerships with foreign institutions and private enterprises with a view to conducting research into and developing new technologies for recovering a larger share of Denmark’s oil and gas from the North Sea.

DHRTC is a global centre from which researchers can access important data and knowledge about the oil fields, and our research programmes are orchestrated from the centre in partnership with research groups from our partner institutions. The aim of DHRTC at DTU is to ensure that all our efforts are finely coordinated across fields of research and professions, across departmental boundaries and—in the long term—across national borders as well.

The aim over the next four years is to identify and develop a number of large demonstration models, each addressing a potential for increasing Danish oil recovery and demonstrating how much oil and gas the models will be able to deliver.


Contact information

Building 375
Kgs. Lyngby
  • Phone: (+45) 45 25 72 10
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  • Geothermics

    ISSNs: 0375-6505

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1879-3576

    Pergamon Press, United Kingdom

    BFI (2019): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 3.14 SJR 1.263 SNIP 1.908, Web of Science (2019): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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  • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

    ISSNs: 0888-5885

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1520-5045

    American Chemical Society, United States

    BFI (2019): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 3.4 SJR 0.978 SNIP 1.203, Web of Science (2019): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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  • Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A - Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science

    ISSNs: 1073-5623

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1543-1940

    Springer New York LLC, United States

    BFI (2019): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.08 SJR 1.093 SNIP 1.28, Web of Science (2019): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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