Research Areas

Encouragement in and focus on research are the key elements of successfully developing and implementing new, innovative technologies at DPE.

Based on leading-edge experience in the simulation of reservoirs, the monitoring and analysis of drilling data and improved production methods, new and innovative topics relevant in research as well as in lecturing. Cost efficient drilling systems, advanced measurement systems for the oil&gas industry and production from fractured carbonates requires establishing new ideas in existing markets. 

In addition, geothermal energy recovery or hydrogen storage in depleted natural gas fields are targeting new fields of application. New research laboratories and ‘well scale testing facility’ as part of the recently opened ‘Zentrum am Berg’ (ZAB) at the Erzberg are projected.

Drilling and Completion Engineering

Cost Effective Drilling Systems

Real-time Monitoring and Analysis

Well Life Cycle Management

Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Geothermal Energy Recovery

Sucker Rod Pump Systems

Ultrasound in Oil and Gas Industry

Reservoir Engineering

CO2 Sequestration

Geological Hydrogen Storage

Improved and Enhanced Oil Recovery

Upscaling of Porous Media Flow