The production of natural gas accounts for by far the largest share of the total production of hydrocarbons in Germany. The individual gas fields have often been known for decades and have been producing for many years. Due to the advanced stage of production, the proportion of water in total production is quite high, which presents the operators with special technical challenges, for example in terms of deposits in pipelines, corrosion, and water treatment.
DGMK Research is making its contribution to the further development of production technology so that natural gas can continue to be produced in Germany in a safe, environmentally friendly, and economical manner. In addition, the reuse of existing wells for geothermal energy production is also a subject.