Anker Joergensen, the Danish prime minister who led the economy through two oil crises while the country recorded its slowest growth in the postwar era, has died. He was 93.
Workers had to be evacuated from a drifting installation vessel in the North Sea, according to reports.
Total has abandoned exploration work at its shale well in Denmark despite a gas discovery. The French oil major said the thickness of the layer at the Vendsyssel-1 well in the northwest of the country had been thinner than expected.
Shell is looking for a buyer for its Frederica Refinery in Denmark. The oil major has also agreed to sell both its retail and commercial fuel marketing operations in Denmark to Couche-Tard.
An oil and gas firm have been given extensions to three of their Danish projects. New World Oil and Gas Plc have been granted extensions to work programme commitment deadlines on their three Danica Jutland and Danica Resources Limited licences. This will allow for them to propose more technical work to further eliminate the risks of prospects at the spots, located in south-east and south-west Denmark.
Dana Petroleum has completed drilling of the Lille John-2 appraisal well and side-track on the Lille John oil field in the Danish North Sea. The appraisal well and side-track confirmed the presence of sweet, light oil in the Late Miocene sandstone reservoir. The company said the thickness and quality of the sandstone reservoir encountered in LJ-2 was found, as expected, to be improved relative to the LJ-1 discovery well drilled in 2011.
The Danish Energy Agency (DEA)has received a record number of applications in its seventh licensing round for oil and gas in the North Sea. Applications have been made by several companies who have previously not held licences in Denmark.