Young Researchers' Day went virtual

Monday 18 May 20

With more than 90 participants, the 2020 version of DHRTC Young Researchers’ Day, which took place on 15 May, was hugely successful. Due to the Corona virus situation the event was changed from a physical conference into a digital one, but this only seemed to encourage participation.

This day young talents get to take center stage. And with more than 50 presentations on topics encompassing most of the research centre’s programmes, they certainly did.

After introductory remarks from Centre Director Morten W. Jeppesen, the presentations came in three rounds, each followed by breakout sessions where the young researchers answered questions via Zoom.

The prizes for the best posters went to:

  • Simon Oldfield: Fractures – from outcrops to models
  • Sindhu Vudayagiri, Zahra Nickmand, Johannes Liljenhjerte: Extended Coiled Tubing Reach
  • Torsten Hundebøl Hansen: Basin inversion - an important ingredient in the formation of Lower Cretaceous reservoirs

While the jury was evaluating who should win the best poster-competition, the other participants joined the digital version of social networking. The team behind the event had organised an entertaining online quiz with Trivial Pursuit style questions on sports, politics, geography, and other topics.

Senior Researcher, Hamid Nick, thanks his team of young researchers, who contributed tremendously in organising and transforming the physical event into an online experience: María Bonto, Anh Khoa Huynh Ho, and Behzad Hosseinzadeh.