Harbour Energy first entered Norway in March 2018 via acquisition of an interest in the PL038D licence holding the Grevling discovery, which lies approximately 28 kilometres northeast of the Armada facilities in Block 15/12A of the UK Continental Shelf.
In October 2018, we completed a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) to acquire equity in Grevling. This provided an option to extend our equity in the future and for us to assume operatorship of PL973, which we did in 2019.
On 19 January 2021 we were awarded a total of six licences with a variety of work programmes in the Norwegian APA 2020 Offshore Licensing Round (Awards in Predefined Areas). Three of these licenses are operated (PL1114; PL1093; PL1087) with the remaining three operated by Lundin (PL1092; PL1089) and Neptune (PL1113). The six licenses cover 18 blocks with Chrysaor Norge holding an average working interest in these blocks of 45%.
The first of our operated Norwegian wells on PL973 (at the Jerv prospect) was drilled in 2021.
For full details of our licence interests in Norway, see our global licence interests page.