Total to expand Denmark's oil production by up to 118 million barrels

The owner of the nation's Sole Concession has submitted development plans for two new projects, including an expansion of the Halfdan field. Oil Gas Denmark calls the possibility of new life in the North Sea "really positive".

Total is preparing to expand the Halfdan field. It's the first of two projects requested since the Danish North Sea policy of early December set an end date for domestic oil extraction. | Photo: Total

Not a lot of time passed before Denmark's national North Sea policy of Dec. 4 impacted oil activities in the country, seeing as French supermajor Total filed two field development plans with the Danish Energy Agency in the same month: the first one on Dec. 18, and the other five days later.

The plans involve projects Halfdan North and Valdemar Bo South, which are expected to hold 30-73 million and 19-45 million barrels of oil equivalent, respectively. Both projects pertain to oil rather than gas extraction.

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