facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Oil companies probe Danish waters

March 20, 2013 at 8:30 AM   |   Comments

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, March 20 (UPI) -- Energy majors working in the Danish waters of the North Sea are backing research aimed at getting the most from the reserve base, an oil executive said.

Maersk Oil joined supermajors Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron and others in announcing support for a research center aimed at increasing production and earnings from the North Sea.

"It is an important task for Denmark to get the maximum benefit from North Sea oil and gas in the future (and) it's the research center's primary purpose to support this," Senior Vice President of Maersk Oil Troels Albrechtsen said in a statement.

Danish oil and natural gas contributed to the 600,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day produced by Maersk Oil operations.

Albrechtsen said work was under way to define specific research objectives. Final development plans are expected by the end of the year.

The Danish Energy Agency reported that oil production as of 2011 was around 80 billion barrels, a decline of almost 10 percent compared to the previous year. The agency blamed ongoing exploitation from the North Sea for much of the decline.

It added, however, that exploration activity remained high. A licensing round is expected from the Danish government later this year.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Russian bank boss feeling sanctions pain Russian bank boss feeling sanctions pain
2
Ukraine's State Guard Service receives armored personnel carriers Ukraine's State Guard Service receives armored personnel carriers
3
Navy's Triton surveillance drone flies cross-country Navy's Triton surveillance drone flies cross-country
4
Additional sub-components being made for Ballistic Missile Defense radar Additional sub-components being made for Ballistic Missile Defense radar
5
Army deploying JLENS radar system to help protect Washington, D.C. Army deploying JLENS radar system to help protect Washington, D.C.
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback