Summer School 2023

Our Summer School lasts two weeks in August.

DTU Offshore Summer School 2019

The fourth Summer School took place in August 2023:

  • Week 1, August 14-18, 2023: Produced Water Management

  • Week 2, August 21-25, 2023: CO2 capture, transport, and storage in subsurface

Get a deep understanding of selected topics in CO2 storage, Produced Water Management and their associated challenges and opportunities. This year we have invited several renowned guest lecturers to present various topics.


Produced Water Management: towards zero harmful Discharge to the Ocean

Week 1, August 14-18, 2023.

When oil or gas is produced water is coproduced. This water is called produced water. If discharged to the ocean there are stringent regulatory specifications on the quality of this water and to the environmental impact. Besides minimizing the water production two general technical routes are to either improve cleaning of the water by optimization and new technologies, or by reinjecting the water either into the oil/gas reservoir or inject another geological storage formation.

The course aims at giving you in depth understanding of the fundamental sciences of the nature of this water necessary to improve the quality and to reach what is known as zero harmful discharge. Waters have to be treated, and addition of necessary production chemicals upstream of the water treatment systems may have an adverse impact on the performance of treatment units. You will get an in depth understanding of the issues related to both water treatment and reinjection, with many practical case stories and examples. Over a 5 days course you will learn about the surface chemistry and thermodynamics behind the quality of the water to provide you with insights to solve issues. The most common technologies for both simple treatment and so called polishing will be discussed along side numerous real life case stories and how solutions were created. Finally the section of ecotoxicity provides you with a fundamental basis to understand basic issues to help you solve environmental problems with produced water. The course provides you with knowledge that can equally well be adopted to other waste water systems including oily waste from CCS, industry and energy production offshore such as P-t-X etc.
DTU Offshore Summer School 2023 Week 1
DTU Offshore Summer School 2023 Week 1

CO2 capture, transport, and storage in subsurface

Week 2, August 21-25, 2023.

The climate change effects on the environment are driving the implementation of measures to reduce CO2 emissions. CO2 capture and storage (CCS) can play an important role in reducing carbon dioxide emissions during this century. Currently, the number of large-scale CCS projects is increasing considerably making CCS a key technology for the energy transition.

The course is suitable for students, engineers, and researchers who would like to learn more about the various aspects of CCS. The course will cover many aspects of the CCS including: CO2 injection, CCS vs CCUS, energy analysis and CO2 emission of CCUS, seal and trap for CCS, Measurement, Monitoring & Verification for offshore CCS, Geomechanics of CO2 storage, injectivity, containment, CO2 capture technology, challenges of simulations, machine learning and digital twin, CCS risks, CCS in Denmark, and a field trip.

Venue: DTU Lyngby Campus, Ørsteds Plads 341, auditorium 23, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.

See venue on map here

Fees and registration


  • Attendees from industry organizations and authorities: DKK 4,000 (2,000 + 2,000 DKK)
  • Academic staff and Post doc researchers: DKK 3,000 (1500 + 1500 DKK)
  • Students: DKK 1,000 (500+ 500 DKK)

We thank all the participants for a successful event. 



Simon Ivar Andersen

Simon Ivar Andersen Research Director and Professor, Chemical Impact of Offshore Energy Production Mobile: 9351 0758