Conoco awarded Norwegian sector operatorship

Conoco has been awarded a 40 percent interest, and operatorship, of around 400 square miles of new exploration acreage in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Located 125 miles northwest from the Bergen coast and 30 miles north of the giant Statfjord field, the company has been granted a stake in three blocks 34/5, 34/6 and 35/9 (part), significantly boosting Conoco's acreage position offshore Norway.