New Danish Licensing Round in the North Sea

The Minister of Transport and Energy announces the 6th Danish Licensing Round of areas for exploration for and production of oil and gas in the North Sea. This follows consent from the Danish Parliament's Energy Policy Committee to the Minister's statement regarding the forthcoming licensing round.

The specific areas and conditions of the licensing round will be published, when the round is announced in the Official Journal of the European Union. The announcement is anticipated in the middle of May. Oil companies will be invited to apply for licenses for exploration for and production of hydrocarbons with an application deadline of November 1, 2005.

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