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Extensive interest for the Norwegian Continental Shelf

At the deadline for application to the Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2006 on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has received applications from 43 companies. The Ministry aims to award new production licenses in APA 2006 in December 2006.

25/10/2006 :: -I am pleased to note the extensive interest for acerage in the mature areas of the NCS, and that a total of 43 companies have applied. Even though most of these areas have been available for exploration for several years, the industry sees good opportunities in the APA areas. This shows that the NCS is competitive, says Mr. Odd Roger Enoksen, Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy.

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(Published 29.09.06)

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