DKCS: Abandonment of offshore oil & gas fieldsThe Tyra East platform in the Danish North Sea, still in operation. Photo: Noreco

DKCS: Abandonment of offshore oil & gas fields

Project proposals for feasibility studies requested.

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research & Technology Center (DHRTC) is starting up a new research and innovation programme with focus on the abandonment of oil and gas fields.

Production facilities in the Danish North Sea are set to cease production within the decades to come, and the programme’s objective is to contribute to ensuring an environmentally and economically sound closure of the production facilities.

On April 2, DHRTC called for project proposals for feasibility studies for a limited part of the programme, regarding ‘Alternative use of Offshore Infrastructures and Reservoirs after cessation of Oil and Gas Production’. Call for proposals for the rest of the programme will be opened later.

“It is important to stress that we at this stage only initiate a limited part of the programme. However, it is a small, but significant step in the DHRTC’s new strategic focus. The research centre wants to play a vital role in the energy transition that is ahead of us,” Programme Manager, Charlotte Nørgaard Larsen, says.

The proposals must be within Energy Generation, Energy Storage or Other storage.

The submission deadline is April 27th and the research is estimated to last for 3-4 months during the Autumn of 2020.

Project proposals to be send to: and

Charlotte Nørgaard Larsen
Programme Manager, Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU