Here you will find information about GEUS’ research, cooperation and knowledge about the various survey methods that are being developed and used for finding deposits of oil and gas in subsurface.

Oil and gas

GEUS is the key advisor for authorities in Denmark and Greenland within exploration and assessment of the pretoleum potential. GEUS acts as consultant and cooperates closely with the oil industry about research and advice to create incentive to further investments in exploration and production.

The majority of Danish oil and gas resources are found in chalk fields in the Danish Central Graben in the North Sea, but also in deeper-lying and higher sandstone fields. GEUS contributes to localise new deposits of oil and gas and to develop methods to enhance oil recovery from the existing oil fields. Together with the Danish Energy Agency and Nordsøfonden, GEUS contributes to the promotion of new exploration models to the oil industry.

Enhanced oil and gas recovery from Danish fields are part of the Danish Government’s oil and gas strategy from 2017 ‘Fremtidens olie- og gassektor i Danmark – Hvordan sikrer vi en optimal udnyttelse af vores ressourcer?’ (the future oil and gas sector in Denmark – How do we ensure optimu use of our resources?) and of ‘Regeringens Energistrategi 2050’ (the Danish government’s energy strategy 2050).

In Greenland, GEUS works with the development of exploration strategies and the promotion of exploration models and acts as consultant to the Ministry of Mineral Resources in Naalakkersuisut (Greenland’s Government). As in Denmark, we are advisors and cooperate with the oil industry to produce new knowledge about the resources in the subsurface in Geenland.