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Norway 2021 licensing round attracts bids from 31 oil firms

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A total of 31 oil companies have submitted bids for exploration acreage offshore Norway in a so-called predefined areas (APA) licensing round, the country's energy ministry said on Tuesday.

OSLO, Sept 15 (Reuters) - A total of 31 oil companies have submitted bids for exploration acreage offshore Norway in a so-called predefined areas (APA) licensing round, the country's energy ministry said on Tuesday.

Companies seeking new exploration acreage include Equinor EQNR.OL, Aker BP AKERBP.OL, ConocoPhillips COP.N and Lundin Energy LUNE.ST among others, the ministry added.

(Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis and Terje Solsvik, editing by Gwladys Fouche)

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