Noreco Oil UK Receives Huntington License Default Notice

Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco) announced Monday that its UK subsidiary, Noreco Oil UK, has been served a notice of default under the joint operating agreement governing the Huntington license in the central North Sea.

The default relates to non-payment of a cash call under the JOA, and suggests that Noreco Oil UK will no longer receive revenues from production on the Huntington field. As Noreco Oil UK is not expected to remedy the default, the JOA specifies that the remaining partners are entitled to exercise forfeiture rights in respect of the company’s 20 percent interest in the license on a pro-rata basis at the end of a 45 day period.

Commenting on the default notice, Noreco stated on its website:

“Noreco is working constructively with its license partners to determine next steps in relation to its license interest in a consensual manner.”

The expected forfeiture is expected to result in an additional loss of an estimated NOK 60 million ($7.09 million), according to Noreco. The total loss for Noreco related to the investment in Huntington will, after this, amount to approximately NOK 590 million ($69.73 million). The company had been trying to sell its participating interest in the Huntington license, although this process was terminated as no acceptable offers were received.

Have a news tip? Share it with Rigzone!


Click on the button below to add a comment.
Post a Comment
Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.

Related Companies

Our Privacy Pledge

More from this Author
Rigzone Staff
e-mail us at
 -  Aker Solutions to Buy Brazilian C.S.E (Oct 21)
 -  Sea Trucks Group Secures Work Offshore... (Oct 21)
 -  Shell Divests Non-Core Oil, Gas Proper... (Oct 21)
 -  Petrofac Appoints New CFO (Oct 21)
 -  Wheatstone LNG Development Start-Up in... (Oct 20)

Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Safety and Environmental Management System Specialist (SEMS)
Expertise: Environmental, Safety & Training|Regulatory Compliance|Safety Engineering
Location: Houston, TX
Field Operations Supervisor II Job
Expertise: Field Service Tech|Refinery / Plant Operations Supervisor|Regulatory Compliance
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Contract Administrator
Expertise: Contracts Administration
Location: Chesapeake, VA
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $49.98/BBL 1.59%
Light Crude Oil : $49.18/BBL 1.56%
Natural Gas : $2.73/MMBtu 1.44%
Updated in last 24 hours