Geoscience granted DKK 7.2 million from DHRTC for research in the North Sea oil reservoirs

Three researchers from the Department of Geoscience have been granted a total of DKK 7.2 million from the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre.

2018.01.05 | Christina Troelsen

The Tight Reservoir Development Programme under Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Center (DHRTC) aims to achieve a better understanding of the Lower Cretaceous reservoir in the Danish North Sea. (Photo: Joachim Rode, DHRTC)

Total budget of the DHRTC projects at AU. Only the projects having a signed cooperation agreement are included. (Figure: Gülnur Dogan)

Associate Professor Ole Rønø Clausen,  Associate Professor Stéphane Bodin, and Assistant Professor Katrine Juul Andresen from the Department of Geoscience have been granted a total of 7.2 million kroner from the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC) under the Tight Reservoir Development Programme.

The grant is a result of a joint project application within a consortium, called LOCRETA, including four out of five partner institutions of the Centre (AAU, AU, DTU, GEUS, and KU).

Aarhus University researchers will mainly work on the tectonic evolution, structural modelling, and sedimentological & stratigraphic controls on properties of reservoirs with low permeability, the so-called tight reservoirs. Improved understanding of these reservoirs is expected to increase the oil recovery potential from the Lower Cretaceous reservoir in the Danish North Sea.

With this grant, the total amount DHRTC has committed to AU has exceeded 30 million kroner (see figure). Currently Department of Bioscience, Department of Chemistry, Department of Geoscience, and Department of Engineering are involved in DHRTC projects.

For more information on DHRTC projects, and funding opportunities, visit the DHRTC homepage, or contact AU’s Local Focal Point for DHRTC, Gülnur Dogan gulnur@geo.au.dk

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