The Danish North Sea has been completely transformed

With the announcement that US firm Hess will divest of its Danish North Sea assets, Denmark is looking at a completely transformed North Sea.

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2017 will be remembered as a historic year for Danish oil and gas development in the North Sea. By the end of the year, a large share of the fields on the Danish North Sea shelf will either have already transferred over to new, international actors or be in the final stages of doing so.

Most recently, US firm Hess announced that it hopes to sell its ownership share in the Syd Arne field. Hess is operator and owner of 61.5 percent of the Syd Arne field, which has produced 170 million barrels of oil and gas since 1999, and last year delivered 11,000 barrels of oil per day to Hess.

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