November 4, 2010 / 10:37 AM / 9 years ago

Norway says 37 firms apply for oil exploration

OSLO, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Thirty-seven oil and gas firms have applied for exploration licenses off Norway, the Nordic country’s oil and energy ministry said on Thursday. “The (ministry) has received applications from 37 companies,” it said in a statement. “The ministry aims at awarding new production licenses in spring 2011.”

Some of the companies that have applied to the country’s 21st exploration licensing round include Statoil STL.OL, BG BG.L, Lundin (LUPE.ST), ConocoPhillips (COP.N), ExxonMobil (XOM.N), Maersk Oil (MAERSKb.CO) and Marathon (MRO.N).

A full list of the companies that have applied is available here:

here

Reporting by Oslo newsroom

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