COPENHAGEN - The Danish Underground Consortium's (DUC) oil output from Denmark's part of the North Sea rose by 3.1 percent in November from October, operator A.P. Moeller-Maersk said on Thursday.

Oil and condensate output fell to 222,400 barrels per day (bpd) in November from 215,800 bpd in October, Maersk said.

Production was down from 250,800 bpd in November last year.

DUC production of natural gas rose to 680 million cubic metres in November from 530 million in October, but fell from 740 million in November 2008, Maersk said.

DUC is responsible for most of the crude oil output from Denmark's North Sea oil and gas fields.

Denmark is the third-biggest oil producer in western Europe after Norway and Britain.

A.P. Moeller Maersk owns 39 percent of DUC. Its partners, Royal Dutch Shell Group and Chevron, own 46 percent and 15 percent respectively.