APA 2021: 28 companies offered ownership interests

Forsidebilde

The photo shows karstified (dissolved) marble at Liland in Evenes municipality.

18/01/2022 18 January 2022, 28 companies have received offers of ownership interests in a total of 53 production licences on the Norwegian Shelf in the Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2021.

The authorities assessed applications from a total of 31 companies during autumn 2021.

Of the 53 production licences, 28 are in the North Sea, 20 are in the Norwegian Sea and 5 are in the Barents Sea. 17 of the production licences are additional acreage to existing production licences.

More to be discovered

“It’s gratifying that the companies continue to have strong convictions that there is more to be discovered in areas with known geology, and in close proximity to existing infrastructure. It’s important to prove these resources so that available capacity on already-established process facilities and pipeline systems can be exploited. This means that even small discoveries can create considerable value”, says Kalmar Ildstad, the NPD’s Director for licence management.

This year’s awards show that there is still great diversity among the players, with a good mix of small and medium-sized companies alongside major international players.

All information about APA 2021

 

Contact

Ola Anders Skauby

Director Communication and public affairs

Tel: +47 905 98 519

Updated: 18/01/2022

Latest news

Drilling permit for well 31/4-A-13 C
27/05/2022 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Wintershall Dea Norge AS drilling permit for well 31/4-A-13 C, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Oil discovery near the Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea – 7220/8-2 S
25/05/2022 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 532, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 7220/8-2 S.
Drilling permit for well 6507/2-6
24/05/2022 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP ASA drilling permit for well cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Drilling permit for well 30/3-11 S
23/05/2022 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy AS drilling permit for well 30/3-11 S, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Drilling permit for well 6507/3-15 and 6507/3-16
23/05/2022 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP ASA drilling permit for well 6507/3-15 og 6507/3-16, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Production figures April 2022
20/05/2022 Preliminary production figures for April 2022 show an average daily production of 1 871 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate,
Mapping offshore wind
13/05/2022 The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) has given the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) an assignment to conduct surveys in connection with awarding acreage for offshore wind.
Delineation of oil and gas discovery near the Gjøa field in the North Sea – 35/9-16 S and 35/9-16 A
12/05/2022 Neptune Energy Norge AS, operator of production licence 153, has concluded the drilling of appraisal wells 35/9-16 S and 35/9-16 A on oil and gas discovery 35/9-3 (Hamlet).
Dry well southeast of the Knarr field in the North Sea – 35/4-3
12/05/2022 Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 685, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 35/4-3.
Drilling permit for well 6507/4-3 S
27/04/2022 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS drilling permit for well 6507/4-3 S, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.