Total in Denmark
Total is the largest oil operator in Denmark. Its biggest partnership is the Danish Underground Consortium (DUC) where 85% of the oil and 97% of the gas export in the country stems from. This adds an important contribution to Denmark’s economy, energy supply and employment.
Total is Denmark’s largest upstream operator
Total produces a mixture of oil and gas oil from 15 fields in Denmark. The oil and gas reservoirs in the Danish North Sea are characterised by high-porosity, low-permeability chalk. First oil production from the Dan Field began in 1972. Since then, 14 other fields have been brought on stream: Gorm, Tyra, Dan & Halfdan. A third-party field, Trym, in the Norwegian North Sea, has been tied-in to Harald’s infrastructure.
Total, as operator is undertaking the full redevelopment of Tyra as Denmark’s major gas hub, and in the process extending the life of the Danish North Sea. Tyra is the centre of Denmark’s national energy infrastructure, processing 90% of the nation’s gas production. The redevelopment of Tyra ensures continued production from Denmark’s largest gas field, and will protect important Danish North Sea infrastructure.
Total and the Danish Underground Consortium (DUC) have approved an investment of approximately 21bn DKK in the full redevelopment of the Tyra Gas field. This represents the largest project investment ever made in the Danish North Sea, enabling Tyra to continue operations for at least 25 years.
Total Nordic, a full range of products and services
Total Nordic is part of Total Marketing & Services. With its Head-Office in Copenhagen, it has operations in all Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland) and operates four affiliates (TOTAL DENMARK A/S - TOTAL SWEDEN AB - TOTAL NORGE AS – TOTAL M&S FINLAND OY).
Total Nordic has been a significant player in the Nordics for the last 30 years, offering a full range of customized services and advanced product solutions in four main business activities: lubricants for automotive and Industry, aviation (in Copenhagen and Oslo airports), bitumen, special fluids.
The Danish Underground Consortium (DUC) is a joint venture between Total (31.2 %), Shell (36.8 %), Chevron (12 %) and Nordsøfonden (20 %) cooperating to recover oil from the Sole Concession holder’s area of the Danish North Sea.
DUC accounts for the majority of the Danish oil and gas produced and is the owner of the key points of the infrastructure of all activity in the Danish sector of the North Sea. The sole concession covers 1,635.7 km² of the Danish shelf.
DUC was established in 1962 and originally, the DUC consisted of A.P. Møller, Shell and Gulf, the latter acting as the operator. Within a few years Texaco and Chevron joined the consortium. In 1974 Gulf withdrew and Maersk took over as the operator. In 2012 Denmark’s Nordsøfonden joined the DUC as a 20% state-owned partner.