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Wintershall spuds exploration well at Crossbill

On May 10th 2015, operator Wintershall Norge AS (“Wintershall”) spudded exploration well 35/12-5 S in Production License 378. The well is being drilled by the Transocean Arctic rig targeting the Crossbill prospect. The location is 8 kilometres southeast ...
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Explora Petroleum is very pleased to have received offers for 5 licences in APA 2014

The offered licences include one in the Barents Sea, two in the Norwegian Sea and two in the North Sea.  Four of the licences build on our existing positions and are adjacent to existing licences. PL 789 is an entry into a new area.   PL 805, S. Loppa Ri...
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Our hiring campaign has been very successful and we have now filled all the immediate vacancies.
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Saturn well result

Statoil has completed drilling of the Saturn exploration well 7227/10-1 in the Nordkapp Basin in the Barents Sea. The Triassic reservoir targets were water bearing. http://www.npd.no/en/news/Exploration-drilling-results/2014/722710-1/

Explora Petroleum signs farm-in agreement with Talisman Energy Norge AS

Explora Petroleum AS ("Explora Petroleum") has entered into a farm-in agreement with Talisman Energy Norge AS (“Talisman”) for Production Licenses 378 and 378B. Explora Petroleum will acquire a 17.5 percent working interest in the licenses, which are loc...
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Explora Petroleum increases its exploration loan facility to step up NCS Exploration activities

Explora Petroleum is pleased to announce that it has secured a NOK 900 million exploration loan facility with a strong group of energy focused banks comprising Sparebank1-SR-Bank ASA ("SR Bank"), DnB Bank ASA ("DNB") and BNP Paribas ("BNPP"). This facili...
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Explora Petroleum enters into swap agreement with North Energy

Explora Petroleum AS ("Explora Petroleum") has entered into an agreement with North Energy AS (“North”) regarding Production Licenses 484 and 722. Explora Petroleum will swap a 20% working interest in PL 484 against a 10% working interest in PL 722. PL 4...
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Explora Petroleum strengthens Barents Sea presence

Explora Petroleum AS ("Explora Petroleum") has entered into an agreement with Talisman Energy Norge AS (“Talisman”) regarding Production License 438. Explora Petroleum will acquire a 7.5% percent working interest in the license, which is located in block...
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Lupus well result

Tullow has completed the drilling of the Lupus well 31/10-1. The main Hermod target sands were of good quality but water-bearing. Read more: http://www.npd.no/news/Exploration-drilling-results/2014/3110-1/