Press release -
New Open Door application for exploration and production of hydrocarbons mainly on Lolland-Falster
The Danish Energy Agency has on the 17th of May 2016 received an application in the Open Door area for a licence for exploration for and production of hydrocarbons. The application concerns an area mainly on Lolland-Falster.
Nail Resources Denmark B.V. has on the 17th of May 2016 applied for a licence for exploration for and production of hydrocarbons in the Open Door area. The application concerns an area mainly on Lolland-Falster. The exploration target in the application is not shale gas.
The application is now being processed by the Danish Energy Agency.
According to the Open Door Procedure the oil companies have opportunity to apply for licences at any time during the yearly opening period from the 2nd of January until the 30th of September. The Open Door Procedure applies to all non-licensed acreage east of 6° 15' eastern longitude, i.e. all onshore areas as well as the offshore area except the westernmost part of the North Sea, confer map.
The Danish Energy Agency is responsible for tasks linked to energy production, supply and consumption, as well as Danish efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The Agency is also responsible for supporting the economical optimisation of utilities that in addition to energy includes water, waste and telecommunication.
We are also responsible for user conditions, supply obligation and telecommunication statistics, as well as water supply and waste management.
The Danish Energy Agency was established in 1976, and is an agency under the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities.