Sterling, Wintershall Win Exploration Licences in Dutch North Sea
Sterling Resources Ltd. on behalf of its wholly-owned subsidiary Sterling Resources Netherlands BV, announces the joint award of exploration licenses E3 and F1 in the Dutch North Sea.
These licenses, covering 792 square kilometres (396 square kilometres per block), are located in the northern sector of the Dutch North Sea and have been awarded to Wintershall Noord Zee (operator with 50 percent) and Sterling (also 50 percent) for a period of four years, with a commitment to acquire approximately 600 square kilometres of 3D seismic.
“We are pleased to have started our business growth program in the Netherlands by involvement in an exciting exploration opportunity with a strong partner,” stated Stephen Birrell, Sterling’s Vice President and General Manager, France and the Netherlands. “We look forward to applying our Southern North Sea exploration and appraisal experience in this new jurisdiction in conjunction with our current activities in the F Quad,” added Mr. Birrell.
Sterling Resources Ltd. is a Canadian-listed international oil and gas company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta with assets in the United Kingdom, Romania, France and the Netherlands. The shares are listed and posted for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “SLG”.
Source: Sterling Resources, March 5, 2012