The Government of Greenland are opening offshore West Greenland, onshore Disko Island and Nuussuaq Peninsula, and offshore North and Central East Greenland for exploration and exploitation licences. The areas will either be opened as open door procedures or as licensing rounds.
The table below gives an overview of the plan for opening the different areas.
|Region||Opening date||Opening procedure|
|Onshore Nuussuaq basin / Disko West||February 2020||Open door|
|Baffin Bay||November 2020||Open door|
|Offshore Nuussuaq basin / Disko West||November 2020||Open door|
|Davis Strait||November 2020||Open door|
|North East Greenland (offshore)||July 2021 - postponed until further notice||Licensing round|
|Central East Greenland (offshore)||January 2022||Licensing round|