Norway, UK address cross-border issues

The governments in Norway and Britain have prepared new Guidance Notes to help companies obtain approvals for developing fields across the two countries’ offshore median line.

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OSLO -- The governments in Norway and Britain have prepared new Guidance Notes to help companies obtain approvals for developing fields across the two countries’ offshore median line.

In 2005, both countries signed a framework agreement for cross-border projects. The new Guidance Notes are based in part on experience gained in recent times from several such projects in the North Sea.

“The intention is to create predictability for the licensees who are developing trans-boundary fields. We hope that the guidelines will create more efficient processes for both the companies and the authorities," says the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s Eva Halland, who has coordinated the work on behalf of the Norwegian authorities.

3/3/2010

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