Sumitomo’s wholly-owned-subsidiary Summit Exploration and Production has been awarded three new exploration license areas in the UK continental shelf during the country’s 30th Offshore Licensing Round.


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All of the licenses are operated by SEPL and offered on conditions of seismic reprocessing and ‘drill or drop’ decision.

The followings are the licenses details.

License P2372 – Block 21/1b and 21/6a (part), SEPL: 100% working interest, operator SEPL. These blocks lie to the northwest of Avalon discovery, in which SEPL holds a 50% working interest.

License P2382 – Block 22/14c, SEPL: 50% working interest, Ping Petroleum UK Limited: 50% working interest, operator SEPL.

License P2388 – Block 23/21b, SEPL: 50% working interest, Serica Energy UK Limited: 50% working interest, operator SEPL.

SEPL is delighted to have captured 3 operated licenses. Sumitomo, through SEPL looks forward to continued growth of its business in the UKCS, with a spirit of Maximizing Economic Recovery.

Source: Company Press Release