As the world’s oil and gas resources are getting scarcer, novel methods for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) are in high demand. The BioRec program (Biotechnology in Oil Recovery) is focussed on both Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery (MEOR) and enzymatic enhanced oil recovery while also looking into innovative use of biotechnology in relation to prevention of corrosion and gas hydrate formation.
Partners to the BioRec program are CERE, the Danish Institute of Technology (DTI), the world’s leading enzyme producer, Novozymes, and two Danish energy corporations, Maersk Oil and DONG Energy. Overall coordinator is Professor Erling H. Stenby.
The BioRec consists of three work packages. The package on microbial and enzymatic oil recovery is coordinated by Associate Professor Alexander Shapiro, CERE, while the package on inhibition of gas hydrate formation by antifreeze proteins is coordinated by Associate Professor Nicolas von Solms, CERE, and the package on prevention of microbial induced corrosion by DTI.
The program is scheduled to run from 2011-2015. Funding is provided by the Danish Advanced Technology Foundation and by the industry partners.
Head of project: Prof. Erling H.Stenby, firstname.lastname@example.org
WP leader: Assoc. Prof. Nicolas von Solms, email@example.com
WP leader: Assoc. Prof. Alexander Shapiro, firstname.lastname@example.org
Post Doc, Project Manager: Sidsel Nielsen, email@example.com
Post Doc: Geoffrey Marchal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Post Doc: Nagu Daraboina, email@example.com
Phd student: Alsu Khusainova, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phd student: Amalia Halim, email@example.com
Phd student: Christine Malmos, firstname.lastname@example.org