Licensing Round Disko and Nuussuaq 2016

Pursuant to sections 16, 22 and 23(2) of Greenland Parliament Act no. 7 of 7 December 2009 on mineral resources and mineral resource activities, as amended by Greenland Parliament Act no. 26 of 18 December 2012 and Greenland Parliament Act no. 6 of 8 June 2014, ("Mineral Resources Act"), the Government of Greenland hereby announces the licensing round in 2016 for application for and granting of exclusive licences for exploration for and exploitation of hydrocarbons in onshore areas on Disko Island and in Nuussuaq Peninsula, West Greenland, (Licensing Round).

The Licensing Round will be carried out in 2016. A licence application shall be submitted to the Ministry of Mineral Resources no later than 15 December 2016 at 16:00 local time in Nuuk, Greenland.

 

Application procedures and licence terms

Licensing Round Disko and Nuussuaq 2016: Letter of Invitation

Licensing Round Disko and Nuussuaq 2016: Letter of Invitation, Appendix 1

Licensing Round Disko and Nuussuaq 2016: Letter of Invitation, Appendix 2

Licensing Round Disko and Nuussuaq 2016: Model Licence

Licensing Round Disko and Nuussuaq 2016: Qualification procedure

Licensing Round Disko and Nuussuaq 2016: Requirements for qualification as operator

Licensing Round Disko and Nuussuaq 2016: Requirements for qualification as licensee

Licensing Round Disko and Nuussuaq 2016: Model Joint Operating Agreement

Licensing Round Disko and Nuussuaq 2016: Model Joint Operating Agreement, Appendix A

Licensing Round Disko and Nuussuaq 2016: Model Joint Operating Agreement, Appendix B

Licensing Round Disko and Nuussuaq 2016: Model Guarantee

Licensing Round Disko and Nuussuaq 2016: Model Affidavit

 

Areas Included in the Licensing Round Disko and Nuussuaq 2016

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Ramsar Sites

The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat of 2 February 1971, including amendments thereto, ("Ramsar Convention"), applies in Greenland. The Ramsar Convention contains, among others, rules on designation and conservation of wetlands of international importance.

Two parts of the offered licence areas are comprised by the Ramsar Convention ("Ramsar Sites" and each a "Ramsar Site"). Each Ramsar Site is delineated by the corner coordinates stated in Appendix 2 to the Letter of Invitation.

The location of each Ramsar Site is marked with black lines on the map above. Exploration activities may not be carried out within a Ramsar Site to the extent this is not in accordance with the Ramsar Convention, any legislation relating to the Ramsar Convention or any rule, term or decision made or set by the Greenland Government relating to the Ramsar Convention, see section 9.03 of the Model Licence. Possible activities could for instance comprise certain seismic activities in winter time. An applicant must expect strict environmental regulation of activities in the Ramsar Sites. Activities in Ramsar Sites must, among others, be carried out in accordance with the Rules for field work and reporting regarding mineral resources (excluding hydrocarbons) in Greenland.

The applicant may apply for a licence for exploitation of hydrocarbons in a Ramsar Site. However, the applicant is not entitled to be granted a licence for exploitation of hydrocarbons in a Ramsar Site, see sections 9.04 and 9.05 of the Model Licence.

The "Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment for Disko Island and Nuussuaq Peninsula" is available here. 

Disclaimer and amendments

The Greenland Government and the MRA have taken care to provide accurate information on this website, in this Letter of Invitation, the appendices to this Letter of Invitation and the model licence documents and terms stated in section 3 of this Letter of Invitation, including but not limited to the Model Licence (with appendices), the Model Joint Operating Agreement (with appendices) and the Model Guarantee. However, no legal obligation shall be made by or arise out of any error, omission or inaccuracy on this website, in this Letter of Invitation, the appendices to this Letter of Invitation or the said model licence documents and terms stated in section 3 of this Letter of Invitation.

The Greenland Government and the MRA may, at their sole discretion, amend this website, this Letter of Invitation, the appendices to this Letter of Invitation and the said model licence documents and terms stated in section 3 of this Letter of Invitation in order to correct any error, omission or inaccuracy. The Greenland Government and the MRA shall not be responsible or liable in any manner for any error, omission or inaccuracy on this website, in this Letter of Invitation, the appendices to this Letter of Invitation or the said model licence documents and terms stated in section 3 of this Letter of Invitation or for any damage, loss or cost directly or indirectly caused by or arising out of any such error, omission or inaccuracy.

The Greenland Government and the MRA have taken care to provide accurate information regarding maps and coordinates. However, information regarding maps and co-ordinates are indicative only. The Greenland Government and the MRA do not in any manner warrant, guarantee or represent that the information regarding maps and coordinates are accurate, correct or complete. The Greenland Government and the MRA may, at their sole discretion, amend, supplement or delete any information regarding maps and coordinates at any time in order to correct any error, omission or inaccuracy or for any other purpose. The Greenland Government and the MRA shall not be responsible or liable in any manner for any error, omission or inaccuracy in the information regarding maps and/or coordinates or for any damage, loss or cost directly or indirectly caused by or arising out of any such error, omission or inaccuracy or any amendment, supplementation or deletion of any information regarding maps and/or coordinates. If amendments of information regarding maps and/or coordinates are necessary for a licence to be granted, the MRA will make the amendments when the licence is made and granted.