Centre for oil and gas – DTU

  • Elektrovej, Building 375

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Organization profile

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.

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Research Output 2016 2020

An integrated workflow for fracture characterization in chalk reservoirs, applied to the Kraka Field

Maria Aabø, T., Sören Dramsch, J., Würtzen, C. L., Seyum, S. & Welch, M., 2020, In : Marine and Petroleum Geology. 112, 12 p., 104065.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Expansion of experimental mode shape from operational modal analysis and virtual sensing for fatigue analysis using the modal expansion method

Tarpø, M., Nabuco, B., Georgakis, C. T. & Brincker, R., 2020, In : International Journal of Fatigue. 130, 12 p., 105280.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

A coupled model for reactive flow through deformable fractures in Enhanced Geothermal Systems

Salimzadeh, S. & Nick, H. M., 2019, In : Geothermics. 81, p. 88-100

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Projects 2016 2021

3D imaging center

Poulsen, H. F., Gundlach, C., Dahl, A. B., Oddershede, J., Trinderup, C. H., Simonsen, S. B., Zheng, Y., Brink, B., Lauridsen, T., Thydén, K. T. S., Sanna, S., Baier, S., Bentzen, J. J. & Christensen, A. N.


Project: Research

Activities 2012 2019

Field Concentration in Hydrogel-Elastomer Devices. Poster

Justina Vaicekauskaite (Guest lecturer), Canhui Yang (Other), Anne Ladegaard Skov (Other), Zhigang Suo (Other)
4 Jun 20196 Jun 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


Si Symposium

Anne Ladegaard Skov (Guest lecturer)
14 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Master Thesis-Experimental Investigation of CH4-CO2 swapping in gas hydrates

Jyoti Shanker Pandey (Supervisor), Nicolas von Solms (Main supervisor)
28 Jan 201928 Jun 2019

Activity: Examinations and supervisionSupervisor activities


P. Gorm-Petersen's Memorial Prize

Christian Frithiof Niordson (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Statoil prize

Christian Frithiof Niordson (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Press / Media

Modeling for production of bacterial cultures

Gürkan Sin & Krist V. Gernaey


1 Media contribution

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Automatic design system saves millions

Lars Hvam & Niels Henrik Mortensen


1 Media contribution

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Interview with research talents

Frank Nießen


1 Media contribution

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