DONG Energy's activities within exploration and production of oil and natural gas currently focus on the seas surrounding Denmark, Norway, the United Kingdom (West of Shetland area) the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
We produce from fields in Denmark and Norway. In order to replace our reserves continuously, we apply for new licences in licensing rounds in all the areas in which we operate. We have also got high focus on acquisition and buy-out in order to get access to reserves. We are involved in development activities in extension of our exploration activities or due to procurement of licence interests in commercial discoveries.
Below, you can read more about our exploration, development and production activities.
DONG Energy holds a strong position in Denmark through production of oil from the Siri-area (including the Nini, Nini East and Cecilie fields) and the South Arne area (including the Lulita field). Nini East was put in production at the beginning of 2010 and DONG Energy estimates that there is still potential in the area around the Siri field.
Still potential in the North SeaAt the beginning of 2012, DONG Energy made the final decision concerning the development of the Hejre field, the deepest oil field in Denmark so far, in co-operation with our licence partner. DONG Energy is operator of the field. The development of the field makes a significant contribution to the development of the existing infrastructure in the Danish sector of the North Sea. We expect that the field will be put in production in 2015.
In the Solsort/Svane licence, there was focus on evaluating a recent oil discovery in the Solsort field in 2011, and continuing the preparations of evaluating the production properties of the deep-seated Svane gas discovery.Further development of South ArneIn 2010, it was decided to further develop the northern part of the South Arne field (phase 3). The development project has been initiated and it is expected that the first new wells will start producing in 2013.Cracks in subsea structureAt the end of 2009, a routine inspection revealed cracks in a structure mounted on the outside of the storage tank which is part of the oil storage tank structure below the Siri platform. We are in the process of installing the permanent solution which is necessary to maintain safe operation for many years to come.
DONG Energy is active in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, in the Norwegian Sea and in the Barents Sea. Exploration & Production is operator of the Trym and Oselvar fields, and initiated development of these fields in 2009.The Trym gas field was put in production at the beginning of 2011. The natural gas is transported from the subsea facilities to the treatment facility in Nybro, Denmark, via the Danish Harald and Tyra platforms, while the light oil condensate is transported to the terminal in Fredericia via the Oil pipe.
Production from Oselvar since 2012The Oselvar oil and gas field field was put in production in April 2012. Most of the gas production from the field is transported to the Ula field for injection, for the purpose of enhancing oil production from Ula.
Both development projects are important elements of DONG Energy’s strategy of utilising existing platforms and transport systems in connection with development of the smaller fields in the area.
17 wells in production in the Ormen Lange fieldThe development of the Ormen Lange field has continued with installation of another subsea production unit, and now, there are 17 wells in production in the field. It is expected that gas can be produced in the field for many years to come, and development will continue to ensure optimum utilisation of the reserves.
Marulk put in production in 2012In 2010, DONG Energy decided to initiate the development of the Marulk gas field in co-operation with the operator ENI. The field is located in the mid-Norwegian area, close to the Alve field that was put in production in 2009. Marulk was put in production in April 2012. The production from the subsea production units in the Alve and Marulk fileds are transported to the Norne production vessel where the gas and oil undergo treatment before further transport and unloading.
The Barents Sea – part of a long-term strategyIn 2009, DONG Energy was awarded its first licences in the Barents Sea and drilled its first exploration well in 2011 as operator in the area. The activities in the Barents Sea are an important element in finding and developing oil and gas reserves to maintain DONG Energy’s production rates in the long term.
On the Faroe Islands, DONG Energy participates in two licences.In 2012, efforts were focused on appraising the exploration potential of the licences as well as regional.
In West Greenland, DONG E&P is operator in an exploration group also comprising Exxon, Chevron and Nunaoil. A thorough assessment of the prospectivity is ongoing and expected to be completed by end of the year with a recommendation on the way forward.
In the Baffin Bay, NW Greenland, DONG E&P is involved in an exploration licence together with ConocoPhillips and Nunaoil. In 2012, 3295 km of 2D seismic was acquired. In addition a number of stratigraphic cores were acquired as part of a joint industry project. The data are now being analysed and evaluated before a decision on a possible exploration well is made.
Producing gas fields:
Ormen Lange (Norwegian)
Tormore, in 2014 (United Kingdom)
Laggan in 2014 (United Kingdom)
Producing oil and gas fields:
South Arne (Danish)
Hejre, in 2015 (Danish)
DONG Energy is one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe. Our business is based on procuring, producing, distributing and trading in energy and related products in Northern Europe.