OSLO Aug 21 An additional eight oil firms,
including majors BP and ConocoPhillips, are
interested in the potential oil resources off Jan Mayen island
in the Arctic, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said on
The agency announced more buyers of seismic surveys for the
island's offshore areas. The eight companies are: BP,
ConocoPhillips, Statoil, DONG Energy, ENI
, OMV, GdF Suez and BG.
Seven companies were already interested in the area, the
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate had said in July.
They are: Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell, Total
, Tullow Oil, Lundin Petroleum, Det
norske and Idemitsu.