Denmark shuts down gas production at its largest field
Copenhagen, September 20 - Neftegaz.RU. The largest gas field in the country, Tyra, process 90% of Danish domestic gas production, with post-redevelopment production estimated to be 200 million barrels of oil equivalent a year. The area was originally scheduled to be fully shut-in from November 2019.
21 billion Denmark Kroner (about $3.11 billion) will be spent over the next 3 years on replacing the platforms at the Tyra oil and gas field, which is located 225 km west of Esbjerg in the Danish part of the North Sea.
Since 1984, the platforms have sunk by 6 metres. The work means no oil or gas will be extracted until 2022 – thus cutting the production of 60,000 barrels of oil a day and enough gas to heat 1.5 million Danish households.
The reconstruction, which has generated 2,000 jobs, will safeguard oil and gas extraction for the next 25 years. It is noted that gas for the period of stopping production at the field will be purchased from Germany, which initially comes from Russia, Norway, or the Netherlands.