Awards in predefined areas 2008 (APA 2008) - announcement

09.05.2008
Ministry of petroleum and energy has today, 9 May, announced the APA 2008. APA 2008 comprises the predefined areas with blocks in the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea. The predefined areas are expanded with 18 new blocks or parts of blocks compared with APA 2007. 11 of these new blocks are in the North Sea, 3 in the Norwegian Sea and 4 are in the Barents Sea.

Ministry of petroleum and energy has today, 9 May, announced the APA 2008. APA 2008 comprises the predefined areas with blocks in the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea. The predefined areas are expanded with 18 new blocks or parts of blocks compared with APA 2007. 11 of these new blocks are in the North Sea, 3 in the Norwegian Sea and 4 are in the Barents Sea.

Blocks which are relinquished in the application period are included in the predefined area consecutively. The application deadline is 12:00 hrs on 3 October 2008. The awards will be made at the turn of the year 2008/2009.

In APA 2008, applications can be made for all blocks or parts of blocks in the predefined areas which are not already included in a license at the deadline date. This entails that acreage which is relinquished in the application period will be announced when relinquished. Updated maps of these blocks can be found on the NPD's interactive fact map. The link below leads to updated coordinates for the announced blocks.

The figure below shows a map of the predefined areas at the time of announcement.

map


Relevant links:

Datacollection

Information for the application:

Contacts at the NPD:
Astri Fritsen, tlf 51 87 64 74
Bernt Egeland, tlf 51 87 61 85