Visiting the Centre for Energy Resources Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark

I am Chih-Wei Lin, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the School of Engineering in the University of Edinburgh. I was awarded the UKCCSRC Early Career Researcher (ECR) International Exchange Fund and would like to thank to UKCCSRC for supporting my visit at Centre for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE) in Technical University of Denmark (DTU), for a month during August 2016.

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is recognised internationally as a leading university in the areas of the technical and the natural sciences. The Centre for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE) in DTU is also one of world leading research centers focused on carbon dioxide sequestration, high pressure phase behavior and other critical issues related to oil and gas production and petroleum processing. It is such a pleasure and an honour to be here and I would like to thank Dr Wei Yan, Prof. Erling Halfdan Stenby in DTU for inviting me to Denmark and making the necessary arrangements for my stay. The aim of my visit is to demonstrate physically-based model calibration methodology to be one of fine models for density measurement of CCS applications while using vibrating tube densitometer. During my visit, I had helpful discussions with Dr Wei and Dr Teresa about high pressure density measurement and share our point of views about the current and future status of this area. The experience enhances my professional skills to develop a new technique for measuring thermophysical properties both in laboratory and on industrial sites. Also, thanks to Dr Philip showing me around CERE and his warm welcome in Copenhagen.

In addition, I had a day visit to Statoil research centre located in Porsgrunn, Norway. The research centre in Porsgrunn and at the Kårstø processing plant (K-lab) have more than 120 highly competent researchers and world class large scale experimental facilities. They deliver new and qualified technologies for their business including CCS applications. During my visit, I had interesting discussions about CCS and oil production applications, from industry point of views, which will benefit to academic researchers. Unfortunately photography is not allowed inside the centre; however, the experience was invaluable.

Finally, I’d like to thank Dr Wei Yan, Prof. Erling Halfdan Stenby Prof. Kim Dam-Johansen, Prof. Georgios Kontogeorgis, Dr Philip Loldrup Fosbøl, Dr Teresa Regueira Muñiz, Christian Ove Carlsson and Anne Louise Biede I met during my stay for being so welcoming and helpful in Copenhagen.