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Country profile: Denmark

Location: Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, on a peninsula north of Germany (Jutland); also includes two major islands (Sjaelland and Fyn). Also Bornholm.
Climate: temperate; humid and overcast; mild, windy winters and cool summers
Terrain: low and flat to gently rolling plains
Size: 43094 sq. km total (Land area: 42394 sq. km  Water area: 700
Population: 5,484,723 (July 2008 est.)
Languages: Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect), German (small minority) note: English is the predominant second language
Government: constitutional monarchy
Capital city: Copenhagen
Legal system: civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations
Currency: Danish krone (DKK)

Country profile

Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

Energy production and consumption

Oil Gas
Production: 342,000 bbl/day (2006 est.) 9 billion cu m (2006 est.)
Consumption: 171,000 bbl/day (2006 est.) 4 billion cu m (2006 est.)
Exports: 320,000 bbl/day (2006 est.) 5 billion cu m (2006 est.)
Imports: 164,000 bbl/day (2006 est.)  
Reserves: 1 billion bbl (1 January 2006 est.) 75 billion cu m (1 January 2006 est.)
Major fields:

Denmark - recent news

17 Aug 20
Denmark: Allseas completes topsides removal scope for Total’s Tyra redevelopment
Allseas’ heavy lift vessel Pioneering Spirit has completed a successful processing and accommodation topsides and flare jackets removal campaign as part of the Tyra Redevelopment Project for Total E&P Denmark.
12 Jul 20
Denmark: EDS HV Group secures work on three offshore Vattenfall sites, including Denmark's largest ever offshore wind farm
EDS HV Group has secured two new contracts with Vattenfall for high voltage network commissioning and safety management at three wind farms; Kriegers Flak, Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord.
17 Jun 20
Denmark: Maersk Drilling joins Danish offshore CO2 storage consortium
Maersk Drilling is joining a new CO2 storage consortium formed by INEOS Oil & Gas Denmark and Wintershall Dea. The consortium is maturing one of the most progressed carbon capture and storage projects inside Danish jurisdiction and targets the development of CO2 storage capacity offshore Denmark based on reusing discontinued offshore oil and gas fields for permanent CO2 storage.
04 May 20
Denmark/Poland: Saipem awarded contract for Baltic Pipe Project
Saipem has been awarded a contract by GAZ-SYSTEM for the transportation and installation of a natural gas pipeline between Denmark and Poland in the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Pipe Project is co-financed by the European Union to create a new inter-European gas corridor that will supply gas directly from Norway to the markets in Poland, Denmark and neighbouring countries.
02 Mar 20
Denmark: Spirit energy divests two non-core Danish assets to INEOS
Spirit Energy has signed an agreement to divest its interest in two non-core Danish assets - the Hejre discovery and the Solsort discovery - to INEOS.

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