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APA 2011 Awards

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Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

The Norwegian Government has decided to offer 60 production licenses in the Awards in Predefined Areas round for 2011 (APA 2011).

The Norwegian Government has decided to offer 60 production licenses in the Awards in Predefined Areas round for 2011 (APA 2011).

- Today, I am offering participation interests in production licenses to 42 companies. Twenty-seven of these companies are being offered operatorships. APA 2011 is the most extensive licensing round ever undertaken on the Norwegian continental shelf, in terms of both the number of companies and the number of production licenses awarded. The new production licenses are widely scattered within the announced sea areas. The variety of areas of interest for exploration illustrates the varying views of the companies. The Government extended the APA area by 23,500 km2 in 2011, and I am very pleased to be able to offer new production licenses in these areas, says Minister of Petroleum and Energy Ola Borten Moe.

The 60 production licenses are split between the North Sea (34), the Norwegian Sea (22) and the Barents Sea (4). A total of 43 companies applied for production licenses in the APA 2011 round.

The APA licensing rounds cover mature areas of the Norwegian continental shelf. Mature areas are the most explored areas on the shelf, and have a known geology. The main challenge in mature areas is that the expected sizes of discoveries are declining. Small discoveries often do 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.

Awards (Map)

Awards with work obligations

Offers have been made to 27 operators:
(number of operatorships in brackets)
Bayerngas Norge AS (1)
BG Norge AS (1)
Bridge Energy AS (1)
Dana Petroleum Norway AS (1)
Det norske oljeselskap ASA (3)
DONG E&P Norge AS (1)
E.ON Ruhrgas Norge AS (4)
Edison International Norway Branch (1)
ENI Norge AS (1)
Faroe Petroleum Norge AS (3)
GDF Suez E&P Norge AS (2)
Lundin Norway AS (4)
Maersk Oil Norway AS (2)
OMV Norge AS (2)
PGNiG Norway AS (1)
Premier Oil Norge AS (1)
Repsol Exploration Norge (1)
Rocksource ASA (1)
RWE Dea Norge AS (2)
Spring Energy Norway AS (1)
Statoil Petroleum AS (8)
Suncor Energy Norge AS (2)
Talisman Energy Norge AS (2)
Total E&P Norge AS (5)
Valiant Petroleum Norge AS (1)
VNG Norge AS (4)
Wintershall Norge ASA (4)


Offers have been made to 42 licensees:
(Number of participation interests, including operatorships, in brackets)
A/S Norske Shell (1)
Agora Oil & Gas AS (2)
Bayerngas Norge AS (6)
BG Norge AS (1)
Bridge Energy AS (4)
Centrica Resources (Norge) AS (7)
Concedo ASA (3)
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (1)
Dana Petroleum Norway AS (5)
Det norske oljeselskap ASA (9)
Dong E&P Norge AS (3)
E.ON Ruhrgas Norge AS (5)
Edison International Norway Branch (3)
ENI Norge AS (1)
ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Norway AS (2)
Faroe Petroleum Norge AS (7)
Fortis Petroleum Norge AS (2)
Front Exploration AS (1)
GDF SUEZ E&P Norge AS (5)
Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS (4)
Lotos Exploration and Production Norge AS (2)
Lundin Norway AS (10)
Maersk Oil Norway AS (7)
Marathon Petroleum Norge AS (2)
Norwegian Energy Company ASA (8)
North Energy ASA (2)
OMV Norge AS (4)
PGNiG Norway AS (3)
Premier Oil Norge AS (4)
Repsol Exploration Norge AS (6)
Rocksource ASA (2)
RWE Dea Norge AS (7)
Skagen44 AS (4)
Spring Energy Norway AS (8)
Statoil Petroleum AS (11)
Suncor Energy Norge AS (3)
Svenska Petroleum Exploration AS (1)
Talisman Energy Norge AS (4)
Total E&P Norge AS (8)
Valiant Petroleum Norge AS (1)
VNG Norge AS (6)
Wintershall Norge ASA (7)

Update by 01-18-12 at 1.10 PM.