Norway awards 13 licenses

04/17/2006
The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, in Norway’s 19th licensing round, awarded 17 companies interests in 13 production licenses covering 33 blocks or parts of blocks on the Norwegian continental shelf.BG Group is participating in eight of the licenses offered-five in deep waters of the Norwegian Sea and three in the Barents Sea. It will operate five of the licenses. Click here to enlarge imageStatoil ASA gained interests in five production licenses, four in the Barents Sea. It will operate three of the licenses and plans to start seismic surveys as early as next year. Also, it has secured drilling rigs for the work program and plans to start drilling the first well in 2...
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