Spike Exploration Holding AS (Spike) has been awarded four licenses in the 2014 Norwegian APA (Awards in Pre-defined Areas) Licence Round on the Norwegian Continental Shelf; three in the North Sea and one on Haltenbanken.
Work commitments are a mix of reprocessing of seismic and acquisition of existing or new 3D-seismic, all followed by a drill-or-drop decision, Spike has explained in a press release.
“Spike is pleased to have been awarded four exciting new licenses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. These licenses will add value to our exploration portfolio, and confirm the Spike team’s ability to identify and describe promising opportunities. Since the inception in 2012, Spike has participated in twelve wellbores, proving hydrocarbons in nine, whereof Pil&Bue and Garantiana are the most valuable. Spike will continue to grow the exploration portfolio in order to enable continued success in the years to come.” comments Bjørn Inge Tønnessen, CEO of Spike Exploration.
PL775: Spike 20%, Tullow Oil Norge AS 40% and operator, Concedo AS 20% and Petoro AS 20%. The license is located to the east of Sleipner fields and to the southwest of the Johan Sverdrup discovery.
PL777: Spike 20%, Det norske oljeselskap ASA 40% and operator, Wintershall Norge AS 20% and Petoro AS 20%. The license is located to the north of the Sleipner fields and to the east of the Glitne field.
PL790: Spike 25%, Det norske oljeselskap ASA 50% and operator, and Capricorn Norge AS 25%. The license is located to the northwest of the Garantiana and Akkar Updip discoveries in PL554, where Spike holds a 30% working interest. Neighbouring fields are Visund and Snorre.
PL797: Spike 25%, Lotos Exploration and Production Norge AS 30% and operator, Svenska Petroleum Exploration AS 25% and Petoro AS 20%. The license is located to the east of Spinell discovery in PL690, where Spike currently holds a 40% working interest. The Mikkel field is located to the east.