TotalEnergies Denmark has successfully explored, developed, and produced oil and gas in the Danish North Sea for more than 50 years. TotalEnergies is fully committed to the development of the Danish North Sea. We provide local jobs directly and indirectly, contribute to state revenue, and ensure energy security in Denmark today and for decades to come.
As Denmark’s leading oil and gas company, TotalEnergies produces from 15 fields using 49 offshore installations and five main platforms. We are a diverse and multinational team of more than 1,200 people, located in Esbjerg, offshore and Copenhagen.
TOTALENERGIES AND THE DANISH UNDERGROUND CONSORTIUM
The Danish Underground Consortium (DUC) is responsible for 86% of the oil and 89% of the gas production in Denmark – a significant contribution to society. When the DUC was formed in 1962 to explore the Danish North Sea, there was no great expectation that Denmark would become an oil-producing country. However, by 1972, the Dan field came onstream and sparked global interest.
In 2018, TotalEnergies acquired Maersk Oil, including the Sole Concession and the role as operator in DUC. 2019 has been a year of change to the DUC partnership. First, TotalEnergies expanded its presence through the closure of the acquisition of the 12% share of Chevron, and second Shell sold its upstream assets in Denmark to Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco).
Today the DUC partners are TotalEnergies (43.2%), BlueNord (36.8%), and the state-owned North Sea Fund (“Nordsøfonden”) (20%). The DUC assets are among the most complex set of assets in the North Sea and within the TotalEnergies portfolio due to the nature of the very tight reservoirs.
CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE IN DENMARK
In 2021, Project Bifrost was initiated in a collaboration between the Dansk Undergrunds Consortium (TotalEnergies, BlueNord and Nordsøfonden), Ørsted and DTU, with support from EUDP. The feasibility studies investigate the possibility of creating a CCS value chain by transporting CO2 to the Harald field. This is either performed by ship, using a floating offshore unit to inject the CO2, or by reusing an existing gas pipeline to transport CO2. In February 2023, TotalEnergies was awarded two licenses covering the Harald field and a nearby saltwater aquifer. Together with state partner Nordsøfonden, the ambition is to store more than 5 million tons of CO2 per year from 2030. Read more at www.bifrost-ccs.com.
THE SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE MULTI-ENERGY COMPANY
TotalEnergies’ aim is to always be the safe and responsible energy operator. As such, safety is a TotalEnergies core value that is never compromised. We are committed to maximizing safe and efficient operations of the DUC assets by ensuring the protection of the health of our employees, facilities and products and the environment.
As a responsible business, we are also committed to the efficient and wise use of our energy sources and products to reduce the environmental footprint of our operations.