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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 Jun 24
Denmark: BlueNord announces successful spudding of Harald East Middle Jurassic well
BlueNord has announced that drilling operations on the Harald East Middle Jurassic well ('HEMJ') has commenced. The HEMJ was spudded in the Harald East area, located close to the Norwegian border and the gas will be exported through the Tyra East facilities.
03 Jun 24
Denmark: PGS starts 2D regional rejuvenation for Denmark CCS storage screening
A new PGS reprocessing project for Denmark will provide a regional screening product for carbon storage sites in Norwegian-Danish Basin aquifers. Following a successful feasibility study, PGS is about to kick off a large Denmark 2D CCS reprocessing project covering up to 50,000 line km.
22 May 24
Denmark: Ørsted enters into new major agreement on carbon removal with Microsoft
In a landmark deal, Ørsted will sell a further one million tonnes of carbon removal over a ten-year period to Microsoft from Avedøre Power Station, which is part of the bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) project ‘Ørsted Kalundborg CO2 Hub’.
22 May 24
Cadeler places order to build its third state-of-the-art A-class vessel
Cadeler, a key supplier of offshore wind installation, operations, and maintenance services, confirms that it has placed an order to build its third state-of-the-art A-class wind farm installation vessel. This will be the eleventh vessel in Cadeler’s fleet. With the continuing expansion of the industry’s largest fleet of jack-up offshore wind installation vessels, Cadeler is ready to meet growing market demand.
20 May 24
Denmark: Kent secures FEED contract for INEOS Hejre Project in the North Sea
Kent, a global leader in engineering, has been awarded a key Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract for the INEOS Hejre project, an offshore High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) development, located in the Danish sector of the North Sea. It is planned as a tie-back to the South Arne field.

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