TECHNOLOGY Economics, new technology improve Danish offshore oil recovery

Aksel Mortensgaard Danish Energy Agency Copenhagen Cost-efficient development concepts and technologies, such as horizontal wells and water injection, have almost tripled the expected ultimate oil recovery from Danish offshore fields. All currently produced Danish oil and gas is from chalk reservoirs. The Danish Energy Agency's strategies for research and development of improved recovery techniques is related to classifying Danish chalk fields into three different reservoir types according to flow characteristics and initial oil saturation. Danish fields In 1966, oil was discovered on the Danish continental shelf in the North Sea. First oil production was from the Dan fie...

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