Maersk Oil collaborates with more than 35 universities and technology institutions and dozens of service companies and peer companies. Accordingly Maersk Oil is engaged in several hundred research projects worldwide which help the company access and develop the knowledge and technology required to sustain current and support the development of new activities.

The project portfolio covers the whole range of upstream technologies and capabilities, ranging from basic research to applied technologies. In 2014 a new oil and gas research centre financed by Maersk Oil and its DUC partners was established in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark. The purpose of this research centre is to develop new concepts, methods and technologies which can lead to increased hydrocarbon recovery from the Danish North Sea.