Oslo, Norway, 20 November 2013 – Lime Petroleum Norway AS (“Lime Norway”) is pleased to announce that we have received approval from the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for the acquisition of 10 per cent interest in each of the two offshore licences, PL 707 and PL 708, from North Energy ASA (“NorthEnergy”). Lime’s 10 per cent interest in each of PL707 and PL708 will become effective from 29 November 2013.
The acquisition of the 10 per cent interest in the two licences is a result of the co-operation agreement between Lime andNorth Energy. Both concessions are located in the Barents Sea, in proximity to the coast on the Finnmark East platform. PL707 covers an area of about 982 square kilometres while PL708 covers an area of about 507 square kilometres.
Both licences have undergone screening and analysis of seismic data using Rex Virtual Drilling. Analysis done with RexVirtual Drilling indicates the presence of hydrocarbons in these concessions.These findings are supported by a previous technical discovery of oil and gasin the PL 707 licence.
Lime is firming up the work programme for the concessions in Norway with Edison International Norway Branch and Lundin Norway AS, the respective operators of PL707 and PL708.
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Lime Norway is a wholly-owned subsidiary ofLime Petroleum Plc. Lime Petroleum Plc is a jointly-controlled entity by RexInternational Holding (65%) and Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad (35%).