26.06.2014 06:30:00 CET

North Energy ASA - Farms into North Sea oil prospect

Alta 26 June 2014

North Energy has entered into an agreement with Tullow Oil Norge AS which gives it a 10 per cent holding in production licence 507.

The operator is planning an exploration well on the "Lupus" oil prospect, with spudding scheduled for late June. This well will be drilled by Borgland Dolphin in about 120 metres of water roughly 36 kilometres south of Oseberg South.

Based on analysis of EM-data, North Energy sees a high probability of discovering hydrocarbons in the prospect. These analysis support the assessments made in the conventional geological and geophysical surveys.

After closure of the agreement, the licence will comprise Tullow Oil Norge as operator with 60 per cent, Explora Petroleum AS 20 per cent, Ithaca Petroleum Norge AS 10 per cent and North Energy 10 per cent.

The agreement is conditional on government approval, and its effective date has been set as 1 January 2014.

Further information from:

Erik Karlstrøm, CEO
Mob: +47 476 52 990 | E-mail: erik.karlstrom@northenergy.no

Knut Sæberg, CFO
Mob: +47 918 00 720 | E-mail: knut.saeberg@northenergy.no

Kristin Ingebrigtsen, vice president strategy and PA/PR
Mob: +47 926 05 601 E-mail: kristin.ingebrigtsen@northenergy.no

This information is mandatory under Section 5-12 of the Securities Trading Act.