Technical University of Denmark: New research areas cause name change for research centre

Due to developments in its research, ‘the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre – Centre for Oil and Gas, DTU’, is changing its name to ‘DTU Offshore – Danish Offshore Technology Centre’.

“Our research programmes reflect the centre’s role as a key player in the energy transition in the North Sea. The time has come to express this through a name that reflects our broad approach to cooperation as well as the current activities,” Centre Director Morten W. Jeppesen says.

“We recently initiated an ambitious research programme, which will help to realize the potential for large scale CO2 storage in the Danish oil and gas fields. In addition, we have jointly received a large grant from EUDP for Project Bifrost, which aims to mature CO2 storage in the Harald gas field with industry partners TotalEnergies, Noreco, Nordsøfonden, and Ørsted,” Morten W. Jeppesen says.

The Carbon Storage activities add to the centre’s significant research portfolio, which encompasses themes such as digital solutions, produced water management, well and platform maintenance, recovery of remaining oil and gas resources, and efficient and responsible abandonment of depleted oil and gas fields.

Applied research for the benefit of society
Since its formation in 2014, the centre has delivered research-based technology solutions to be applied in the offshore sector. This will continue to be a key objective under the new name, underlines Rasmus Larsen, DTU Provost and member of the centre’s steering committee.

“The centre has adjusted its research and development strategy in accordance with the changing needs of the industry and society in general. With increased focus on sustainability and a responsible energy transition, I am pleased that the centre now aims to deliver new technologies for exactly this purpose. It aligns very well with DTU’s strategic focus on sustainability,” Rasmus Larsen says.

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