19. January 2021
Trondheim, 19 January 2020 – OKEA ASA (“OKEA” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has been awarded six new production licences on the Norwegian Continental Shelf by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy under the Award in Pre-Defined Areas (APA) for 2020. The awarded licences include exploration and field development opportunities near the important Draugen and Gjøa production hubs as well as other new areas.
OKEA will be the operator for four of the licences and a partner with operators DNO and Wintershall Dea in the remaining two.
In the Norwegian Sea the new licences include, among others, the Falk, Cortina and Spinell Sør discoveries where opportunities for further exploration and field development have been identified, some of which are close to the OKEA-operated Draugen field. In the northern North Sea, the new production licence (PL1108) lies between the producing Gjøa field, where OKEA is a partner, and the OKEA-operated Aurora discovery.
‘’We are very pleased with these awards which further strengthen OKEA’s growing portfolio of exploration and field development opportunities, also in areas new for us’’, comments Andrew McCann, SVP Subsurface & Wells in OKEA. ‘’We are especially satisfied this year to have built and entered into strong partnerships with skilled and resourceful companies and we look forward to developing value of these areas together with them.’’
Two of the licences have a work programme leading to a drill or drop decision in early 2022. The others have a two-year initial work programme.
|Licence||Block(s)||Operator||Other partners||OKEA WI|
|PL1125||6608/10,11||OKEA ASA||Lime Petroleum AS||50%|
|PL1119||6406/2,3,5,6||OKEA ASA||Equinor Energy AS Pandion Energy AS||40%|
|PL1117||6406/6, 6407/4||OKEA ASA||Vår Energi AS ONE-Dyas Norge AS||50%|
|PL1116||6407/5,6||OKEA ASA||M Vest Energy AS||60%|
|PL1115||6407/5,8||Wintershall Dea Norge AS||–||40%|
|PL1108||35/9||DNO Norge AS||Pandion Energy AS||30%|
For further information please contact
Andrew McCann, SVP Subsurface & Wells, + 47 415 07 726
Trond Omdal, VP Investor Relations, +47 915 32 578
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