Objective: Innovation and research — Keys to enhanced oil and gas production

A holistic view on the oil and gas reservoirs is required in order to find new sources and extract a larger fraction of the stored oil and gas from new and existing wells. Scholars from research areas traditionally engaged with oil and gas survey and extraction techniques, e.g. basingeology, geophysics, geochemistry and hydrogeology work together with chemists, mathematicians, physicists and people from informatics to provide a complete picture of different reservoirs volume and quality, from the nanometer to the kilometer scale and time intervals from seconds to millions of years.

We see new unique interdisciplinary collaborations, which have the potential of providing a new approach to answer questions.

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Dean, Professor Ph.D. John Renner Hansen has nearly 40 years of employment within public research and education. His career began in 1974 with his appointment as a high school teacher in physics at the former Metropolitan School. He graduated in 1980 majoring in physics, with a minor in chemistry.

His career took a significant turn when he in 1980 was offered a position as a researcher at CERN, the European center for particle physics research in Geneva. Over the following three decades, 7 years at CERN and 26 years at the University of Copenhagen, John Renner Hansen, together with colleagues from the Niels Bohr Institute played a fundamental role in some of the key experiments at CERN, for example, in the discovery of the Z and W particles in 1983, and finally with the discovery of the Higgs particle in 2012.

John Renner Hansen was appointed Associate Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute in 1995 and subsequently Professor in 2002. Over the years, he has been appointed to numerous advisory boards for Danish and international research, for example, chairman of the Danish Natural Science Research Council, member and deputy chairman of the Danish Center for Scientific Computing, Chairman of one of the physics panels of the European Research Council, member of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructure (ESFRI), Member of the European Research Infrastructure Committee and delegate to the International Steering Committee for the establishment of the European neutron source, ESS.

In 2005 he took the position as head of the Niels Bohr Institute. In 2012 he became Dean of the newly established Faculty of Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, which, with its 4,400 employees and 9,000 students is the largest sciences research and educational institution in Denmark. In 2004 John Renner Hansen was elected member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences.

John Renner Hansen praesentation

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