New Danish technology to enhance oil recovery in the North Sea

Aim is to minimise human error during oilfield water management

Researchers from the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre at DTU and Aalborg University are, in collaboration with the Norwegian engineering company Eldor, developing a new technology that aims to improve water management on Danish oil platforms in the North Sea.

The purpose of the project is to find a technological solution that would boost oil and gas extraction and minimise human error during the very complex process.

Large amounts of water are injected to help recover crude oil and gas. Additionally, about 40 percent of the total volume that comes up to the surface is also water that needs to be treated in order to be recycled and re-injected.

READ MORE: DTU named the most innovative Nordic university

Some 4.5 million kroner have been allocated to the project, which kick-started in early October.

The money will be spent on further development of the new technology at DTU and testing at Aalborg University’s pilot plant in Esbjerg.

A finished prototype is expected to be ready for use in 2018.





  • How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    Being part of a trade union is a long-established norm for Danes. But many internationals do not join unions – instead enduring workers’ rights violations. Find out how joining a union could benefit you, and how to go about it.

  • Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals are overrepresented in the lowest-paid fields of agriculture, transport, cleaning, hotels and restaurants, and construction – industries that classically lack collective agreements. A new analysis from the Workers’ Union’s Business Council suggests that internationals rarely join trade unions – but if they did, it would generate better industry standards.

  • Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    The numbers are especially striking amongst the 3,477 business and economics students polled, of whom 31 percent elected Novo Nordisk as their favorite, compared with 20 percent last year.