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OMV Awarded Six New Licenses in APA 2023

The Norwegian Ministry of Energy offered today OMV (Norge) AS ownership in six new production licenses in the Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2023.

OMV is trusted with operatorships for all the awarded licenses. The licenses are located in the Norwegian Sea (PL 1231, PL 1228, PL 644 D, PL 1223, PL 1194) and in the North Sea (PL 1101 B).

“I am very pleased with the awards because we were offered all the areas we applied for, with OMV as the operator. This is a result of high-quality work in the application process and is a continuation of optimizing our exploration portfolio”, says General Manager Knut Mauseth in OMV (Norge) AS.

In total, 24 companies were offered parts in one or more of various production licenses. 16 companies are offered one or more operatorships. A binding work program is linked to the licenses.

Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) is an annual exploration round for the most mature areas of the Norwegian continental shelf. Of the 62 production licenses offered in APA 2023, 29 are located in the North Sea, 25 in the Norwegian Sea, and eight in the Barents Sea.

Read more here about the awards from the Ministry of Energy: