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Applications were received from 71 companies ranging from multinationals to new country entrants.
Dr Nick Richardson, Head of Exploration and New Ventures at the OGA, said: “The response to the round has been very positive, exceeding the interest received for the 30th Offshore Licensing Round which was also in the more mature areas of the UKCS. We look forward to seeing how the data released in support of the round has been used to support the applications submitted.”