Forty-seven companies apply for APA 2008 acreage

A preliminary count by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) shows that 47 companies have applied for acreage in the Awards in Predefined Areas 2008 (APA 2008).

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway -- A preliminary count by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) shows that 47 companies have applied for acreage in the Awards in Predefined Areas 2008 (APA 2008).

Companies could apply for 215 blocks or parts of blocks by the application deadline on Oct. 3, 2008. This amounts to an area totaling 48,057 sq km (18,555 sq mi). The area that could be applied for is divided among 114 blocks/parts of blocks in the North Sea, 62 in the Norwegian Sea, and 39 in the Barents Sea.

According toa press release from the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) the plan is to award new production licenses shortly after the new year.

These companies have applied for production licenses in APA 2008:

4SEA Energy AS
Aker Exploration AS
Bayerngas Norge AS
BG Norge AS
Bridge Energy AS
Centrica Resources Norge AS
Concedo ASA
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS
Dana Petroleum Norway
Det Norske Oljeselskap AS
Discover Petroleum AS
DONG Norge AS
Edison International Spa
Endeavour Energy Norge AS
Eni Norge AS
E. ON Ruhrgas Norge AS
Excel Expro Norge AS
ExxonMobil E&P Norway AS
Faroe Petroleum Norge AS
Gaz de France Norge AS
Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS
Lotos E&P Norge AS
Lundin Norway AS
Maersk Oil Norway AS
Marathon Petroleum Norge AS
Nexen Exploration Norge AS
North Energy AS
Norwegian Energy Company AS
OMV Norge AS
PA Resources Norway AS
PGNiG Norway AS
Premier Oil Norge AS
Repsol YPF
Revus Energy ASA
Rocksource ASA
RWE Dea Norge AS
Sagex Petroleum Norge AS
AS Norske Shell
Skagen44 AS
Skeie Energy AS
Spring Energy Norway AS
StatoilHydro ASA
Svenska Petroleum Exploration Norge AS
Talisman Energy Norge AS
Total E&P Norge AS
VNG Norge AS
Wintershall Norge AS.

10/06/2008

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