INEOS and partners approved to develop oil and gas facility
The Solsort development consist of two wells.
The oil and gas will be produced via the Syd Arne installation operated by INEOS and the first oil and gas is expected in the fourth quarter of next year.
The production from Solsort will be a valuable contribution to Danish and European energy supply and self-sufficiency. When Solsort starts production, the gas from INEOS will cover up to 10 % of the Danish gas consumption.
David Bucknall, CEO INEOS Energy, said: “The sanction of the development of Solsort fits well with our overall investment strategy in Denmark of optimizing already existing infrastructure to support security of supply and at the same time investing into storage of CO2 to support the green transition.
“There will be a need for oil and gas for many years to come, but at the same time we need to find new and green solutions. INEOS has the ambition to provide both.”
Mads Weng Gade, head of INEOS Energy DK, said: “The decision to develop the Solsort field – the first Danish oil and gas development in many years in Denmark – represents an important step to our business and strengthens the activities of INEOS in Denmark.
“The Solsort production will be a valuable contribution to Danish and European energy independency and self-sufficiency in a difficult period for Europe.”