25th round

All you need to know about the 25th licensing round.

Announcement of 25th licensing round on Norwegian shelf

19 November 2020 the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) announced the 25th licensing round. In this round, 136 blocks/parts of blocks will be announced, 11 in the Norwegian Sea and 125 in the Barents Sea.

 

Application deadline

The deadline to apply for the 25th licensing round is 23 February 2021 at 12:00. Applicants are encouraged to submit well before the deadline. Leading up toward the application deadline, the NPD will be mapping the announced blocks in detail to obtain a better understanding of the geology.

Awards are expected during the second quarter of 2021.

 

Maps of acreage available for application in the 25th licensing round

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Map of acreage available for application in the Norwegian Sea in 25th licensing round.

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Map of acreage available for application in the Barents Sea in 25th licensing round.

 

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How to apply in the 25th licensing round

Each company that applies for production licences in the 25th licensing round must submit the following to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate and the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy:

1. Application letter, company information and receipt for paid application fee

2. Application(s)

The submission to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) takes place via L2S Authority Communication.
The submission to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) shall be sent in any electronic format. L2S Authority Communication is one possible solution for submission.

1. Application letter, company information and receipt for paid application fee

The formal application letter with an overview of all applications the company is participating in, both individually and as a participant in group application(s), shall be submitted together with the company information. See Guide to application letter and company information for the 25th licensing round for more information (pdf)

An application fee of NOK 123,000 must be paid for each application to the 25th licensing round, including applications for additional acreage. When multiple companies join in a group application to apply for a production licence, this counts as one application. One of the members of the group pays the fee. Payment shall be made to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, account no.: 7694.05.00326, marked "25ROUND_(block number)". A copy of the receipt must be enclosed with the application letter from the company.

2. Application(s)

Each application for a production licence in the 25th licensing round must be submitted in an electronic format to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. See Guide to Application for Production Licence 25th Licensing Round (pdf)

 

Guidelines:

Forms that must be completed:

Shape files that must be included:

Other application information:

Available data:

 

Contact the NPD

E-mail: 25round@npd.no

 

More information

News: 25th licensing round – proposal to announce nine areas

Report: Resource report for exploration 2020

 

Press contact
Eldbjørg Vaage Melberg

Tel: Tlf. +47 51 87 61 00

Updated: 20/11/2020

Press contact
Eldbjørg Vaage Melberg

Tel: Tlf. +47 51 87 61 00