Licensing Awards in the NCS
29 September 2017

In 2017 January the authorities announced the APA 2016 licence awards. Of a total of 56 awards there were 17 in the Norwegian Sea and 3 in the Barents Sea. This article looks at each award in these areas and reviews the prospectivity using well logs to illustrate potential reservoirs and seismic to illustrate play/trap type. Most of the awards were close to or associated with oil or gas fields on production or under development and would extend the use of facilities.