Objective: elements for enhanced oil and gas production

Today, large volumes of oil and gas remain untapped in known reservoirs. However, the potential to release more of this vital resource, and thereby its value, is huge. Some of the enabling factors are more exploration, enhanced oil recovery and incentives to develop marginal resources.

However, the future for the oil and gas industry in Denmark depends on new technology and people, and the synergy between them. New technology cannot be developed without competent people with bright ideas. Key to improving oil recovery is collaboration so we can combine innovative thoughts and evolving technologies to create actual solutions that unlock potential.

The new Danish Research centre formed in collaboration with the key players within hydrocarbon sector research can play an important role in achieving this by setting up a frame work for collaboration and challenge the research society with actual data and opportunities from the oil industry. The aim is to increase recovery of oil and gas from the Danish North Sea by applying new research within topics such as subsurface characterisation, enhanced oil recovery and new technology for drilling and facilities.

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Troels Albrechtsen is Senior Vice President with Maersk Oil heading the company’s Corporate Technology and Projects departments.

After graduating from the University of Copenhagen in 1991 with a degree in geology, Troels joined the A. P. Moller Maersk Group in Copenhagen as Geologist in Maersk Oil, initially engaged in North Sea exploration. He progressed through positions in Petroleum Engineering and Production Development in Denmark and Qatar. Upon returning to Denmark in 2005 Troels headed Maersk Oil’s exploration activities in Angola, Brazil, Suriname and Colombia. After an assignment in the UK as Head of Exploration and New Business, Troels was appointed head of Corporate Technology and Projects June 2010 based in Copenhagen. He is also a member of Maersk Oil’s Executive Team.