Open Door Onshore Areas in Jameson Land, East Greenland

Pursuant to sections 16, 22 and 23(4) 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 an Open Door Procedure for application for and granting of exclusive licences for exploration for and exploitation of hydrocarbons in onshore areas in Jameson Land, East Greenland.

The Open Door Procedure will be open for submission to the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources of licence applications from 1 September 2014 at 9:00 local time in Nuuk, Greenland.

Applications will generally be considered in the order in which they are registered by the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources as received with their registered dates of application. However, all applications submitted to the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources no later than 28 November 2014 at 16:00 local time in Nuuk, Greenland, will generally be registered by the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources as received on 28 November 2014. If several applications are registered with the same day as their registered dates of application, the said applications will be subject to competition.

The Open Door Procedure will be open for applications until the Greenland Government decides to close the procedure and announces the closing with an expected notice of at least 90 days.

Application procedures and licence terms

Open Door, Jameson Land: Letter of Invitation

Open Door, Jameson Land: Letter of Invitation, Appendix 1

Open Door, Jameson Land: Letter of Invitation, Appendix 2

Open Door, Jameson Land: Model Licence

Open Door, Jameson Land: Qualification procedure

Open Door, Jameson Land: Requirements for qualification as operator

Open Door, Jameson Land: Requirements for qualification as licensee

Open Door, Jameson Land: Model Joint Operating Agreement

Open Door, Jameson Land: Model Joint Operating Agreement, Appendix A

Open Door, Jameson Land: Model Joint Operating Agreement, Appendix B

Open Door, Jameson Land: Model Guarantee

Open Door, Jameson Land: Model Affidavit

 

Areas Included in Open Door Procedure

The Greenland Government invites prospective applicants to submit applications for exclusive licences for exploration for and exploitation of hydrocarbons for the following three (3) onshore area licence blocks (licence areas) with a total onshore licence area of 8,316 km2. The three (3) onshore area licence blocks and licence areas offered under the Open Door Procedure are shown on the map below. The coordinates of the three (3) onshore area licence blocks and licence areas are stated in Appendix 1 to the Letter of Invitation.

Jameson Land blokke og RAMSAR

 

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.

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.