Nominations for the 19th licensing round

The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has received nominations from 19 companies for blocks for the 19th licensing round on the Norwegian continental shelf.

These companies are: Amerada Hess, BG, BP, ChevronTexaco, ConocoPhillips, DNO, ENI, Gaz de France, Hydro, Idemitsu, Lundin, Marathon, RWE Dea, Shell, Statoil, Svenska, Talisman, Total and Wintershall.

The companies were invited to nominate blocks on 14 October 2004. As in the 18th licensing round, each company could nominate up to 15 blocks, to ensure focus on the blocks viewed the most interesting by the different companies.


61 blocks or parts of blocks were nominated by two or more companies.

The Ministry plans to announce the round before summer 2005. Awards may then take place in the first quarter of 2006.

Contact in the NPD:
Kari Ofstad, tel. +47 51876243