Northern Petroleum completes West Sicily 2D seismic acquisition

Northern Petroleum (UK) Ltd. has completed 2D seismic surveys in six West Sicily offshore thrust belt licenses G.R17.NP, G.R18.NP, G.R19.NP, G.R20.NP, G.R21.NP, and G.R22.NP.

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LONDON -- Northern Petroleum (UK) Ltd. has completed 2D seismic surveys in six West Sicily offshore thrust belt licenses G.R17.NP, G.R18.NP, G.R19.NP, G.R20.NP, G.R21.NP, and G.R22.NP.

The vesselBOS Angler acquired 2,463 km (1,530 mi) of data during the first part of the work program which was funded by Shell Italia E&P.

The vessel has now begun operations on Northern's wholly owned permit C.R147.NP off Pantelleria Island in the Sicily channel. The planned 500-km (311-mi) 2D seismic survey is aimed to improve delineation of several large prospects, each with potential for over 200 MMbbl of recoverable oil reserves, the company says. The survey is scheduled for completion later this month.

03/18/2009

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