TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Nov. 10, 2014) – North Sea Energy Inc. (“NSE” or the “Company“) (TSX VENTURE:NUK) announces that Statoil has acquired, through the 28th UKCS Licencing Round, the acreage neighbouring the Bagpuss and Blofeld prospects (Blocks 13/24c and 13/25) held by its wholly owned subsidiary North Sea Energy (UK N02) Ltd. (“NSE-2”). Statoil acquired 100% of the acreage (that includes Blocks 13/30b(Part), 14/21, 14/22, 14/26b (Split) & 14/27 (Split)) directly to the east and south of the main Bagpuss and Blofeld prospects by committing to a contingent well in addition to geoscience work. NSE views this strong commitment by Statoil as further validation of the merits of the Bagpuss and Blofeld prospects.
NSE-2 holds a 15 percent working interest (“WI”) in the Bagpuss and Blofeld prospects located in Blocks 13/24c and 13/25, and is funded through its farm-in agreement with Maersk Oil UK Ltd. (“Maersk”) covering 100% of NSE’s drilling costs, subject to a cap, for the initial Bagpuss well and the site survey costs. In addition, Maersk is covering 50% of NSE’s costs, subject to a cap, of a subsequent Bagpuss well, if one is drilled.
NSE-2’s joint venture partners in Bagpuss and Blofeld include: Premier Oil Plc. (37.5% WI), Maersk (25% WI), EnCounter Oil (15% WI), and Groliffe Limited (7.5% WI), respectively.
About North Sea Energy Inc.
North Sea Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NUK) is an oil and gas company that holds a portfolio of high impact interests focused on the Moray Firth in the offshore UK North Sea. These interests include Bagpuss and Blofeld (blocks 13/24c and 13/25), Norfolk (blocks 12/16b and 12/17b), Cloud (block 14/29b), Del Monte (block 19/3) and Golden Phoenix (block 18/10a).
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The 28th round awards are subject to DECC and Statoil final approval.
J. Craig Anderson
Chairman & CEO