LICENSE ROUND OFF NORWAY DISAPPOINTING
Seventeen production licenses were allocated under Norway's disappointing 14th offshore licensing round. The licenses cover 31 blocks or partial blocks out of 50 offered in the round that opened last December (OGJ, Jan. 4, Newsletter). Eleven licenses were for North Sea acreage, four in the Norwegian Sea, and two in the Barents Sea. Gunnar Myrvang, Norway's state secretary for industry and energy, recently expressed disappointment with industry's showing in the Barents (OGJ, Sept.