Lundin, Wintershall awarded exploration licences offshore Norway

Photo: Wintershall/Morten Berentsen

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has awarded offshore exploration licence interests to Lundin Energy and Wintershall Dea.

The award to Lundin includes 15 licences in the North Sea, two licences in the Norwegian Sea, and two licences in the southern Barents Sea. Seven of the newly awarded licences will be operated by Lundin’s wholly-owned subsidiary Lundin Energy Norway.

Wintershall has meanwhile secured access to five areas in the North Sea, nine in the Norwegian Sea, and two in the Barents Sea.

The awarding of licence interests to the two companies was included in the petroleum and energy ministry’s 2020 Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) licensing round.

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