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Would you like to play a vital role in developing and driving a large research and innovation portfolio in a unique collaborative network of university and oil and gas industry? Do you have solid industrial experience and a strong track record within oil & gas development projects, operations or research? Then you might be the technical specialist that we are looking for at DHRTC. We are looking for three specialists within the areas of Production Technology, Production Chemistry and Production Facilities. 

The Organization
Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC) was established in 2014 by the Danish Underground Consortium and DTU. DHRTC is an active partnership of five universities and research institutions: The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Aalborg University (AAU), Aarhus University (AU), Copenhagen University (KU) and the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS). The Centre has received a starting grant of DKK 1 billion for a 10-year period. As part of the National Strategy on Oil and Gas, the Centre makes an ambitious and targeted effort to improve oil and gas recovery while also working to reduce environmental footprints in the Danish North Sea.

The Centre’s objectives are to progress knowledge and solutions with application potential, and to contribute to research-based teaching programs. The Centre operates in close collaboration with the industry and other research institutions in Denmark and abroad. The Centre aims at stimulating cross-disciplinary collaboration and dialogue where insight in existing fields and technologies meets knowledge of new technologies.

The project portfolio currently counts six research programmes with nearly 200 ongoing projects and an annual budget of some 100 mio. DKK. Further, two programmes addressing environmentally sustainable oil and gas recovery will be framed this year for a 2020 start up.

The Team
You will be part of the Technology Maturation group, a team of technical specialists and experienced industry professionals. The team is responsible for technical integration of research results. They play an instrumental role in bridging industry and academia by providing an industry perspective and experience to the research community and facilitating transfer of research results and technology to the industry. 

Areas of responsibility
It will be your responsibility to define and mature prototypes within your area of expertise. Prototypes are integrating various areas of research into applicable and commercially viable solutions with high impact for the Danish oil and gas industry.

Primary tasks: 

  • Demonstrate impact of research solutions incl. risk, economics, technical description etc.
  • Ensure compatibility between research and oil and gas technologies
  • Maintain line of sight to industrial applicability
  • Provide technical advice to Programme Management and researchers to ensure relevance of research programmes and proposals
  • Facilitate cross disciplinary collaboration between the academic partner institutions, 3’rd party companies, industry organizations etc
  • Support researchers with industry contacts and know how, insights and relevant data

We are looking for specialists within the following areas:

Production Chemistry
This experience should include the subjects of flow assurance such as scale, corrosion, reservoir souring and water treatment as well as reservoir fluid chemistry and analysis. The candidate should have demonstrated a high level of fundamental insight into the reservoir fluid chemistry involved such as physical chemistry, surface and colloid chemistry linked with analytic petroleum chemistry. Additional experience from other areas of the oil and gas industry, including produced water reinjection and processing is a plus.

Production Technology
This experience should include detailed knowledge of optimization of well operations, both in relation to well design, well integrity, well maintenance, well workovers and well abandonment. It is an advantage that the candidate has experience with operation of complex horizontal wells and from working offshore. Furthermore, extensive knowledge of production optimization methods like coiled tubing operations, stimulation treatments, conformance operations, surveillance campaigns etc. is essential for fulfilling this position.

Production Facilities
This experience should include detailed knowledge of hydrocarbon processing, hydrocarbon process systems and equipment, including facility layout both on an overall facility basis and on a more detailed basis. The candidate should have general understanding of and experience with facility concepts and economic screening, optimization of the operation of facilities, structural integrity and hazard monitoring, risk management and modelling concepts. Additional experience from other areas of upstream oil and gas such as drilling is a plus. Furthermore, it is an advantage that the candidate has experience from working offshore.

Our expectations to you
The ideal candidates should be recognized professionals with academic credentials and significant industrial experience of more than 15 years. Moreover the preferred candidates will have the following characteristics: 

  • A relevant M.Sc. or PhD degree possibly supported by a relevant education in innovation
  • Familiarity with research environments
  • Innovative skills and the ability to generate and scope new ideas
  • Ability to engage people around a concept or idea across disciplines and industry-academia
  • Solid collaboration and communication skills
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and a high drive
  • DHRTC is a network organization and the candidate should be willing to travel to partner institutions when need be.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on research, innovation and private-public collaboration for the benefit of the Danish society. You will have the opportunity to work closely with many stakeholders in the industry and academia, which will widen and strengthen your professional network. We strive for academic excellence and place emphasis on a high level of professionalism, therefore skills development is an integral part of the value proposition to our employees. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is a leading technical university in Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world. 

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The position reports to the DHRTC Programme Director and the place of work is DTU Lyngby Campus.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than Friday 16 August 2019. Open the link “Apply online”, fill in the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. Please specify which specialist area you apply for.

If you would like additional information about the positions, please contact Programme Director Malene Rod Vest on mrove@dtu.dk.

You can read more about the Centre here

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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