Norway: Awards in Predefined Areas 2011 (APA 2011) Launched


Ministry of petroleum and energy has 11 March 2011 announced the APA 2011, comprising the predefined areas with blocks in the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea.

Application deadline

The application deadline for APA 2011 is 12:00 hrs on Wednesday 14. September 2011. Awards are planned at the turn of the year 2011/2012.

Application Area

The predefined areas (APA boxes) are extended with more blocks and parts of blocks since APA 2010. The new areas are in the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea. Applications can be made for any blocks or parts of blocks within the predefined areas which are not already included in a license at the closing date for application. This entails that acreage which is relinquished in the application period is regarded as announced at the time of relinquishment. The acreage will consecutively be included in the predefined areas on NPD’s interactive fact maps, see links below. Map showing available acreage within predefined areas at the time of announcement:

For More info on conditions of applying in APA 2011 click HERE.


Source:Ptil, March 11, 2011;

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