A Review of Licensing Awards in the NCS
17 August 2012

Licences awarded under the APA 2011 Round were announced by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy on 17th January 2012. The APA designated areas, located in more mature areas of the North Sea, Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea, covered a total of 108,430 km2, including 377 blocks or part-blocks. Applications were received from 43 companies by the deadline on 14th September 2011.