Following several years of successful exploration in the Danish sector of the North Sea, we are up against a situation today where the exploration activity in the Danish shelf is facing difficult challenges!

The Danish shelf is mature and future oil fields will be smaller and more difficult to access. This, however, does not mean that we cannot create growth in the North Sea and in that way extend the lifetime of the North Sea. The potential is still huge but what are the challenging we are facing?

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Martin Peter Næsby (51) is Managing Director of Oil Gas Denmark, the newly formed trade organization for the Danish upstream oil and gas sector.

Working 15 years in several managerial positions with Maersk Oil, Martin has a wide-ranging ‘hands-on’ oil and gas experience. He has been posted in Kazakhstan as Deputy Managing Director and is former Head of Legal Department in Denmark. He was posted for five years in Qatar, where he held a position as Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs as a member of the management team that implemented the USD 6 billion Al Shaheen 2005 Field Development Plan. Most recently he was Project Manager for the Qatar Long Term Commitment Team at Maersk Oil, Corporate Technology and Projects Dept.

Martin has joined several management training programs at among other places IMD, Switzerland. He has a law degree from University of Copenhagen and has studied law in Bonn, Germany. Before entering the oil and gas sector he worked for a number of years with the law firm Bech-Bruun, Copenhagen specializing in reconstruction.