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Postdoc Job in Petroleum Engineering, CO2 storage and gas injection in chalk reservoirs – DTU, Denmark 2022

Denmark, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applicants for a postdoc position in the field of numerical simulations of CO2 storage and gas flooding in chalk reservoirs – Denmark 2022. Job opportunities for a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Hydrogeology, Earth Science, Environmental Sciences.

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General Info

Position: Postdoc Position
No. of Positions: 1
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Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC)
Elektrovej, Bygning 375
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

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Qualification Details

You must have:

  • A PhD degree in Petroleum/Chemical/Mechanical/Civil Engineering, Hydrogeology, Earth / Environmental Sciences or other relevant areas;
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of gas injection and reactive flow and transport in porous media;
  • A good knowledge of geochemistry and geophysics is very valuable.
  • Practical experience with scientific programming languages is desirable
  • Experience in reservoir simulations
  • The ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment as an independent researcher;
  • Good writing and communication skills in English;

Responsibilities/Job Description

About the Project

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applicants for a position in the field of numerical simulations of CO2 storage and gas flooding in chalk reservoirs. The position is part of two project portfolios relating to CO2 storage and gas injection in the Danish North Sea Chalk reservoirs. DHRTC is established by the Danish Underground Consortium and DTU. As part of a national strategy on oil and gas, the research centre is an ambitious, targeted effort to improve various aspects of production and recovery of oil and gas from the Danish North Sea within three areas: reduced operating costs, increased extraction and reducing environmental impact. This position is part of two programs:

  1. the new program on CO2 storage in the Danish North Sea fields, and
  2. gas injection in tight chalk reservoirs.


The candidate is expected to utilize coupled numerical simulations to address the fate and transport of gas injection in chalk reservoirs. The main purposes are to study:

  1. CO2 storage and gas injection (trapping/sweep) efficiency under THMC processes during CO2 injection in chalk reservoirs;
  2. CO2 impact on seismic signals;
  3. uncertainty analysis of the contribution of various trapping mechanisms.

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Documents Required

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc/PhD diploma
  • Research statement and names and addresses of three references

Please do not include additional documents such as published articles/reports, and copy of course certificates.

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


Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC) conducts research to improve future production of oil and gas from the Danish North Sea. The Centre's research seeks to increase sustainability through improved cost efficiency and reduced environmental impact. We strive to realize our vision by developing innovative solutions to specific challenges facing the energy sector. By managing a portfolio of research projects, we can ensure that our solutions make a difference to industry. DHRTC is a partnership between five of Denmark's leading research institutions: Aalborg University, Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen, National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) and the Technical University of Denmark. We gather teams across the network and utilize the cutting-edge expertise of each partner institution. In addition, we are in constant dialogue with industry partners and researchers outside DHRTC. We see this network approach as the most optimal approach to pioneering research that makes a difference in the field.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

Offer: DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms: The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The position is offered for 2 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

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Contact details

Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Hamid Nick, email:

Please do not send your application by email.

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