Norway offers 51 licenses in offshore areas

By OGJ editors

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy earlier this month offered 51 offshore production licenses to 40 companies in a program it calls Awards in Predefined Areas (APA 2012).

Of the total, 34 licenses are in the North Sea, 14 in the Norwegian Sea, and 3 in the Barents Sea (click here for a map). The APA round covered mature areas with known geology.

Forty-seven companies applied for licenses. Of the 40 offered shares in one or more licenses, 23 were offered operatorships.

Statoil received offers to operate seven licenses; AS Norske Shell, Spring Energy Norway AS, and Total E&P Norge AS, four each; and Centrica Resources Norge AS, Det norske oljeselskap ASA, Faroe Petroleum Norge AS, and Wintershall Norge ASA, three each.

Dong E&P Norge AS, E.On E&P Norge AS, Lundin Norway AS, Talisman Energy Norge AS, and VNG Norge AS received two operatorship offers each.

Receiving one operatorship offer each were Bayerngas Norge AS, BG Norge AS, Bridge Energy AS, Eni Norge AS, Maersk Oil Norway AS, Marathon Petroleum Norge AS, Norwegian Energy Co. ASA, OMV Norge AS, Repsol Exploration Norge, and RWE Dea Norge AS.

Related Articles

Kansas-Missouri heavy oil area draws new operator

03/26/2014 Worthington Energy Inc., San Francisco, said it will attempt to recover heavy oil on the Barr Cattle Co. lease near Chetopa in southeastern Kansas.

Myanmar awards exploration blocks

03/26/2014 Myanmar’s energy minister has announced winners for 20 of the 30 offshore blocks that have been available since its auction launch in April 2013.

Financial questions seen for US shale gas, tight-oil plays

03/25/2014 Financial problems of operators in US shale gas and tight oil plays might hold production growth below current expectations, according to the autho...

BOEM: Firms bid $850 million in high bids in central gulf lease sale

03/24/2014 The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management reported that its central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 231 received 380 bids from 50 companies on 326 blocks,...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected