NPD sets Sept. 6 applications deadline for blocks in APA 2016

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has set a Sept. 6 applications deadline for its 2016 Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) in the North Sea, Norwegian Sea, and Barents Sea. Awards will be announced during first-quarter 2017.

NPD said the program includes 24 blocks in the Norwegian Sea and 32 blocks in the Barents Sea, but did not list a number for the North Sea.

Earlier this year, 56 production licenses were awarded to 36 companies that applied in APA 2015 (OGJ, Jan. 25, 2016, p. 20).  A year earlier, 54 licenses were awarded to 43 companies in APA 2014 (OGJ Online, Jan. 20, 2015).

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