On Friday 3 October Det norske submitted the APA (Awards in Predefined Areas) 2008 applications to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.
The licenses Det norske have applied for in this round are mainly areas in which the company already has strong interests. These are licenses that cover prospects that naturally would be developed in connection with existing developments.
Det norske has established a strong exploration portfolio and we are keen to strengthen this in order to make the most of the future development projects, explains Tom Bugge – VP Exploration in Det norske.
The Ministry aims to award new production licenses in APA 2008 at the beginning of 2009.
VP Exploration Tom Bugge, tel +47 48 19 22 33