At the same time, this area is attracting the attention of international companies that want to explore for oil and minerals. Next to Pikialasorsuaq, in Melville Bay off the coast of Western Greenland, there are areas that have been licensed for offshore oil & gas exploration. Although no company is exploring there right now, the licenses show that development here is possible.
Oil spill scenarios
For the same spill, this map shows the amounts of oil that are on the water. Reds and oranges indicate a lot of oil, blue is a small amount of oil.