Historical archive

Awards in APA 2007

Historical archive

Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

The awards for APA 2007 – Awards in Predefined Areas - have been decided by the Cabinet. The offers being sent out to the companies include a total of 52 production licenses. These areas are already open to petroleum activities and where conditions relating to environmental concerns and fishery interests are implemented.

The awards for APA 2007 – Awards in Predefined Areas - have been decided by the Cabinet. The offers being sent out to the companies include a total of 52 production licenses. These areas are already open to petroleum activities and where conditions relating to environmental concerns and fishery interests are implemented.

The production licenses are divided between the North Sea (24) the Norwegian Sea (21) and the Barents Sea (7).

There has been a major interest for this licensing round, and the competition for several of the blocks has been intense. 113 application were submitted within the deadline 28 September last year.

There is a large potential in proving new, smaller resources close to existing infrastructure in the mature areas of the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea. This explains the extensive interest for the APA rounds.

The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has layed down conditions for a rapid exploration and progress towards a possible Plan for development and operation for the potential resources to be found in the licenses, to ensure an effective exploration of oil and gas in the mature areas on the shelf. This is important to utilize the capacity of existing and planned production and transportation installations.

 

Offer to 19 operators: (number of operatorships in paranthesis)

  • Aker Exploration AS (1)
  • BG Norge AS (1)
  • Centrica Resources Norge AS (5)
  • Dana Petroleum Norway AS (1)
  • Det norske oljeselskap ASA (3)
  • Discover Petroleum AS (1)
  • DONG Norge AS (1)
  • E.ON Ruhrgas Norge AS (4)
  • Eni Norge AS (2)
  • Gaz de France Norge AS (1)
  • Lundin Norway AS (4)
  • Nexen Exploration Norge AS (3)
  • NOIL Energy ASA (4)
  • Norwegian Energy Company AS (Noreco) (3)
  • OMV Norge AS (1)
  • Revus Energy ASA (5)
  • Rocksource ASA (1)
  • StatoilHydro ASA (9)
  • Wintershall Norge AS (2)

Offer to 37 companies: (number of shares, included where the companies are operators, in paranthesis)

  • Aker Exploration AS (6)
  • AS Norske Shell (1)
  • Bayerngas Norge AS (1)
  • BG Norge AS (1)
  • Bridge Energy AS (3)
  • Centrica Resources Norge AS (6)
  • Concedo ASA (2)
  • Dana Petroleum Norway AS (3)
  • Det norske oljeselskap ASA (11)
  • Discover Petroleum AS (4)
  • DONG Norge AS (2)
  • E. ON Ruhrgas Norge AS (8)
  • Endeavour Energy Norge AS (2)
  • Eni Norge AS (5)
  • Esso Norge AS (3)
  • Faroe Petroleum Norge AS (5)
  • Gaz de France Norge AS (4)
  • Genesis Petroleum Norway AS (3)
  • Hess Norge AS (2)
  • Lundin Norway AS (7)
  • Maersk Oil Norway AS (2)
  • Nexen Exploration Norge AS (3)
  • NOIL Energy ASA (6)
  • Norwegian Energy Company AS (Noreco) (9)
  • OMV Norge AS (1)
  • PA Resources Norway AS (1)
  • Petro-Canada Norge AS (4)
  • Revus Energy ASA (7)
  • Rocksource ASA (3)
  • RWE Dea Norge AS (6)
  • Sagex Petroleum Norge AS (1)
  • Skagen44 AS (2)
  • Skeie Energy AS (1)
  • StatoilHydro ASA (12)
  • Talisman Energy Norge AS (1)
  • Total E&P Norge AS (3)
  • Wintershall Norge AS (5)


Links
Map APA 2007 (pdf format) 
The press release from the announcement of APA 2007 of 29 January 2007