Six new ‘underground’ projects at ST

Six new research projects will been launched at ST after this year’s first funding round at the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre. The new projects all hold the potential to bring forward new knowledge, which enhance the existing research in the partnership. A total of 15 projects has been funded in this round.

2018.03.02 | Rasmus Rørbæk

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It is the sixth time the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC) funds selected research projects, which can potentially contribute with new knowledge and results towards the goal of increasing the recovery of oil and gas from the Danish part of the North Sea.

”The selected projects enhance the current research programmes. They all hold robust plans that clearly shows their application potential. At the same time, a recurring motif for the projects is their contribution of new knowledge to our existing portfolio,” says Morten W. Jeppesen, Programme Director, DHRTC.

The new research projects boost the effort within critical areas such as production technology, water injection and corrosion. Areas that all represents significant challenges to the oil and gas industry.

At ST the recipients are:
Tobias Weidner, Dep. Of Chemistry (with two projects).
Jens Vinge Nygaard, Dep. Of Engineering.
Alberto Scoma, Dep. Of Bioscience.
Ole Balling, Dep. Of Engineering.
Søren Dollerup Nielsen, Dep. Of Bioscience.

Evaluation criteria
For three years, DHRTC has worked to reach the current level of activity. As part of the journey, evaluation criteria have been developed in order to select research projects, which can receive funding from the centre.

”We work to ensure that the results generated in the research projects get the best possible support on an often complicated path to application in the industry,” tells Jesper Holst, Project Manager in DHRTC: “We assess the feasibility and how robust the projects are in terms of organisation and plans as well as their economy and the novelty of the expected results.”  

For more information on the programmes and DHRTC, please follow the link to the homepage of Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre.

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