Portfolio Review Meeting AAU Esbjerg

Research enhanced in all programmes

Friday 02 Mar 18
Fifteen new research projects will been launched 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.

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 latest application round has resulted in fifteen research projects receiving funding. The research will take place at two different universities in the partnership.

”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.

Find the selected projects here.

Evaluation criteria
For three years, DHRTC has worked to reach the current level of activity engaging about 150 people within six research programmes all with a clear line-of-sight to the concrete challenges occurring in the Danish North Sea.

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. Therefore, we have developed a set of criteria for evaluating new projects, including both novelty and application aspects, which precisely support this focus in relation to the existing portfolio,” 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.”

It is the same criteria, which are used by DHRTC to enhance the ongoing research projects and in the same way optimise the DHRTC portfolio. Besides the six current research programmes, DHRTC also prepares future research initiatives, which are to find solutions to industrial challenges.

 “Starting up new research programmes with a number of activities does not happen overnight. Consequently, it is of great importance to us that we have an ongoing, open dialogue with all stakeholders to identify challenges in which research can contribute to the solution,” tells Morten Jeppesen.


Caption: Zhenyu Yang, AAU, Rajan Ambat, DTU, and Morten Jeppesen, DHRTC, absorbed in a good dialogue.

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