Aberdeen-headquartered Faroe Petroleum has been given consent to drill the Brasse East well off the coast of Norway.
Aker BP has struck oil near the Alvheim field in the Norwegian North Sea.
Aker BP is to press ahead with new exploration in the North Sea.
Oil and gas firm Engie (Norge) has been given the go ahead by the Norwegian authorities to drill a wildcat well in the Norwegian Sea.
Scottish independent exploration firm Faroe Petroleum has been granted a drilling permit from Norwegian authorities for North Sea wildcat well.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7130/4-1 in the Barents Sea.