APA 2010 – Awards

The Norwegian Government has decided to offer 50 production licenses in the awards in predefined areas 2010 (APA 2010).

– Today I am offering participation interest in production licenses to 39 companies of which 22 companies are offered operatorship. The companies have shown great interest for APA 2010, which reflects on the number of offered production licenses. The new production licenses are well scattered within the announced sea areas. The variety of areas of interest for exploration illustrates how the companies’ views vary. The Government extended the APA-area in 2010. I am very pleased to be able to offer new production licenses in these areas, says the Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Riis-Johansen.

The 50 production licenses are divided on the North Sea (31), the Norwegian Sea (17) and the Barents Sea (2). A total of 41 companies applied for production licenses in APA 2009.

The APA licensing rounds takes place in mature areas of the Norwegian continental shelf. Mature areas are the most explored areas on the shelf and have known geology. The main challenge in mature areas is that the expected sizes of discoveries are declining. Small discoveries can often not justify a stand-alone development, but can be profitable with a tie-in. Hence, it is important to discover and develop resources in these areas before existing infrastructure is shut down.

Offer to 22 operators:

(number of operatorship in parenthesis)

Bridge Energy AS (1)

Centrica Resources (Norge) AS (1)

Dana Petroleum Norway AS (2)

Det norske oljeselskap ASA (3)

E.ON Ruhrgas Norge AS (1)

Edison International Norway Branch (2)

Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS (2)

Lotos Exploration and Production Norge AS (1)

Lundin Norway AS (6)

Marathon Petroleum Norge AS (1)

Nexen Exploration Norge AS (2)

North Energy ASA (1)

Petro Canada Norge AS (2)

Premier Oil Norge AS (1)

Rocksource ASA (3)

RWE Dea Norge AS (1)

Spring Energy Norway AS (2)

Statoil Petroleum AS (8)

Talisman Energy Norge AS (1)

Total E&P Norge AS (1)

VNG Norge AS (2)

Wintershall Norge ASA (6)

Offer to 39 licencees:

(number of participating interests in parenthesis, including operatorships)

A/S Norske Shell (1)

Agora Oil & Gas AS (1)

Bayerngas Norge AS (6)

Bridge Energy AS (2)

Centrica Resources (Norge) AS (2)

Concedo ASA (4)

ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (1)

Dana Petroleum Norway AS (4)

Det norske oljeselskap ASA (8)

Dong E&P Norge AS (1)

E.ON Ruhrgas Norge AS (2)

Edison International Norway Branch (4)

ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Norway AS (1)

Faroe Petroleum Norge AS (3)

Front Exploration AS (2)

GDF SUEZ E&P Norge AS (4)

Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS (3)

Lotos Exploration and Production Norge AS (1)

Lundin Norway AS (10)

Maersk Oil Norway AS (1)

Marathon Petroleum Norge AS (3)

Nexen Exploration Norge AS (2)

Norwegian Energy Company ASA (3)

North Energy ASA (4sea Energy AS)(5)

OMV (Norge) AS (1)

Petro-Canada Norge AS (2)

Premier Oil Norge AS (2)

Repsol Exploration Norge AS (1)

Rocksource ASA (5)

RWE Dea Norge AS (3)

Skagen44 AS (3)

Skeie Oil & Gas Norge AS (1)

Spring Energy Norway AS (5)

Statoil Petroleum AS (11)

Svenska Petroleum Exploration AS (2)

Talisman Energy Norge AS (4)

Total E&P Norge AS (4)

VNG Norge AS (5)

Wintershall Norge ASA (10)

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Source: Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

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