Bayerngas entered Denmark in 2008. Main focus in Denmark is the development of the Hejre field where Bayerngas holds a 40% participating interest, and further evaluations of the Solsort discovery.
The Hejre Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) was approved on October 2011 and final investment decision was made February 2012
By end 2016, the Hejre project has completed installation of the oil pipeline from Hejre to the Syd Arne platform as well as the gas pipeline from Hejre to the Gorm E platform and the jacket has been installed and the drilling rig Maersk Resolve has completed all planned wells.
In March 2016, the Hejre license partners terminated for cause the Hejre platform EPC contract with the EPC consortium with immediate effect. This was done on the basis of the consortium's material breach of its contractual obligations. The termination means that the Hejre topsides platform will not be completed, and that the Hejre project 'in its original form' has been stopped.
DONG Energy and Bayerngas have agreed that DONG Energy will be controlling the termination process towards the supplier consortium on behalf of the Hejre project. As such, DONG Energy will assume potential financial up- and downsides related to the EPC contract and termination process towards the supplier consortium. Other affected contracts for support service and heavy lift etc. have been cancelled or amended accordingly.
The License partners are however committed to continue the development of the Hejre field, and are currently screening alternative field development concepts, including potential co-development with Solsort, that will utilize the already installed jacket, wells and pipeline/export infrastructure. A concept select for either Joint development or developments for Solsort and Hejre are expected towards end of 2017.