North Energy: North Energy ASA - third-quarter results Alta, 31 October 2013 The company worked actively during the quarter on its application for the 2013 awards in predefined areas (APA) round. A portfolio evaluation was also conducted on the basis of knowledge from new discoveries and Rex Virtual Drilling (RVD) analyses. oOur strong position in the Barents Sea has been confirmed by new discoveries in the region," comments chief executive Erik Karlstrøm. "The knowledge these provide increases the likelihood of drilling in our licences." APA and 23rd round Extensive work has been done by North Energy for the 2013 APA round. Its analyses cover the whole Norwegian continental shelf (NCS), and a number of different plays have been evaluated. The process of identifying the most interesting blocks for Norway's 23rd offshore licensing round has been initiated, and attention here will again be concentrated on the Barents Sea. RVD is being used as a tool along with standard geological and geophysical methods in identifying the most prospective areas. Activity in the portfolio The level of activity in the company's portfolio of licences will be high in the time to come, with a number of decisions on drill or drop, continuation, concretisation or relinquishment due to be taken over the next six months. A more detailed overview is provided in the interim report attached. Financial results The company made a net profit of NOK 10.6 million for the third quarter. This is attributable to gain on the sale of licence interests and lower exploration costs. North Energy is financed with NOK 373 million in equity, and its net holding of cash and cash equivalents at 30 September was NOK 174 million. That includes cash in hand and tax receivables less net debt. The interim report for the third quarter is attached. It can also be accessed at www.northenergy.no. No presentation will be given in connection with the publication of the results for third quarter. Reference is made in that connection to the attached report. Further information from: Erik Karlstrøm, CEO Mob: +47 476 52990 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Knut Sæberg, CFO Mob: +47 918 00 720 | E-mail: email@example.com Kristin Ingebrigtsen, vice president of strategy and PA/PR Mob: +47 926 05 601 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org This information is mandatory under Section 5-12 of the Securities Trading Act. Interim report for the third quarter 2013 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: North Energy via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1738978
North Energy: North Energy ASA - third-quarter results
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