DNO receives 10 awards in Norway’s APA licensing round

Source: press release, 18 January 2022

photo: DNO
photo: DNO

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary DNO Norge AS has been awarded participation in 10 exploration licenses, of which three are operatorships, under Norway’s Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2021 licensing round.

Of the 10 new licenses, six are in the North Sea and four in the Norwegian Sea.

At yearend 2021, DNO held interests in 73 licenses offshore Norway, of which 17 were operated by the Company.

The new awards under the APA 2021 licensing round include:

PL 586 B: Neptune Energy Norge AS (operator), Suncor Energy Norge AS, Vår Energi AS, DNO Norge AS (7.5%)
PL 923 B: Equinor Energy AS (operator), Petoro AS, Wellesley Petroleum AS, DNO Norge AS (20%)
PL 969 B: A/S Norske Shell (operator), Spirit Energy Norway, DNO Norge AS (45%)
PL 1007 B: DNO Norge AS (operator, 40%), OMV (Norge) AS, Equinor Energy AS, Spirit Energy Norway AS
PL 1145: DNO Norge AS (operator, 60%), Aker BP ASA
PL 1146: ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (operator), DNO Norge AS (25%)
PL 1147: Spirit Energy Norway AS (operator), Equinor Energy AS, Lundin Energy Norway AS, DNO Norge AS (20%)
PL 1151: Wintershall Dea Norge AS (operator), Aker BP ASA, ONE-Dyas Norge AS, DNO Norge AS (20%)
PL 1158: Aker BP ASA (operator), Spirit Energy Norway AS, DNO Norge AS (40%)
PL 1160: DNO Norge AS (operator, 60%), Spirit Energy Norway AS